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Paris — Yury Bykov’s “The Fool” has won the Flèche de Cristal award at Les Arcs European Film Festival.
“The Fool” (“Durak”), winner of four kudos at Locarno, also won best cinematography for Kirill Klepalov and the Youth Jury Award. The Russian drama follows an ordinary plumber who is up against an entire system of bureaucrats.
The jury was presided over by French director Cédric Kahn, and also consisted of actresses Odile Vuillemin and Linh-Dan Pham, composer Stephen Warbeck, cinematographer Agnès Godard, Irish actor Jack Reynor and French comedian Gaspard Proust.
Ognjen Sviličić’s Venice-preeming social drama “These Are the Rules” (“Takva su pravila”) picked up the Grand Jury prize, while Giulio Ricciarelli’s post-war drama “Labyrinth of Lies” earned a Special Mention as well as the audience prize.
The best actress award went to Bianca Kronlöf for her role in Ronnie Sandahl’s Swedish coming-of-age drama “Underdog.”
Locarno’s Golden Leopard has been awarded to Filipino director Lav Diaz’s five-and-a-half-hour epic From What Is Before.Scroll down for full list of winners
The film, which has the Filipino title Mula sa kung ano ang noon, also picked up the Fipresci International Critics Prize, the Environment is Quality of Life Prize, and the International Federation of Film Societies’ (Iffs) Don Quixote Prize.
On learning that he had won Locarno’s top honour, Diaz said that he wanted to dedicate the award to his father.
“He brought me cinema, he’s a cinema addict, and he started this passion in me,” said Diaz.
“For the Filipino people, it’s for them, for their struggle, and then I would like to dedicate it to all serious filmmakers in the world, to Pedro Costa, he’s my brother and I love his work, to Matias Pineiro, and to the makers of all the other films in the »
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