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Romanian director's 'Barbarians' tops at Czech Film Fest

ANI | Updated: Jul 08, 2018 04:55 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], July 08 (ANI): Romanian director Radu Jude's 'I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians' won the grand prix at the closing of the 53rd edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
According to the Variety, the film, which also won the Europa Cinemas network prize and support, "employs a meta-structure historical immersion to convey a little-known chapter of WWII in which popular general Ion Antonescu led a massacre of Jews."
The festival's 'Crystal Globe' for the film came with a USD 25,000 prize money, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A 'Special Jury Award', with a prize money of USD 15,000, went to Ana Katz's Argentine/Brazil/France co-production 'Sueno Florianopolis'. The film's Mercedes Moran won the 'Best Actress Award'.
Here's the complete Winners' List:
- Best Film: 'I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians' - Radu Jude
- Special Jury Prize: 'Sueno Florianopolis' - Ana Katz
- Director: Olmo Omerzu - 'Winter Flies'
- Actress: Mercedes Moran - 'Sueno Florianopolis'
- Actor: Moshe Folkenflik - 'Redemption'
- Special Mention: 'Jumpman' - Ivan I. Tverdovskiy; 'History of Love' - Sonja Prosenc
- East of the West: 'Suleiman Mountain' - Elizaveta Stishova
- East of the West Jury Prize: 'Blossom Valley' - Laszlo Csuja
- Documentary: 'Putin's Witnesses' - Vitaly Mansky
- Documentary Special Jury Prize: 'Walden' - Daniel Zimmermann
- Audience Award: 'Rain Man' - Barry Levinson
- FIPRESCI Prize: 'Sueno Florianopolis' - Ana Katz
- Ecumenical Award: 'Redemption' - Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yacov (ANI)