"36" and "Ilo Ilo" honoured at 7th Five Flavours
Thai feature "36" directed by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit was named by People's Jury the best film of the New Asian Cinema section at 7th Five Flavours Film Festival. Anthony Chen's "Ilo Ilo" was honoured with the special mention.
The awards were presented at the closing ceremony of the festival, on 10th November at Kino Muranow in Warsaw.
Both films were chosen by People's Jury who selected the best feature from the films included in the New Asian Cinema section which involved new productions from China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Burma/Taiwan.
The Jury members decided to award "36" for "[being] a proposal, in which a bold visual statement becomes an integral part of the story about the role of memory, [which is] more and more frequently replaced by digital recording. For combining this perspective with a simple, nostalgic story about a blooming feeling."
The Special Mention was granted to "Ilo Ilo" for bringing a story about "dynamic interpersonal relations, in a personal and unpretentious way.
We appreciate the efficient use of artistic means what allows us to admire the details of this seemingly ordinary story", the Jury members pointed out in their verdict.
New Asian Cinema is the Five Flavours' competition. The best titles are awarded by members of People's Jury who are chosen by application. The idea of the jury is simple: 13 Asian cinema fans meet in Warsaw at the Warsaw's edition of the festival to watch and discuss the competition titles and select the best film.
This year's jury members were: Maciej Białoruski, Adam Cybulski, Adam Horowski, Martyna Kleszcz, Bogna Konior, Maja Korbecka, Magda Malinowska, Robert Mróz, Weronika Nowak, Krzysztof Osica, Magdalena Stępień, Marcin Szot i Sławomir Wasiński.
The closing ceremony of the 7th edition of Five Flavours Film Festival was held in Warsaw, Poland, on 10th November. This year's programme involved 36 full lenght features as well as a selection of short and mid-length titles.
The festival is organised by the Arteria Art Foundation. The 7th edition was organised with the support of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, The Warsaw City Council, The Polish Film Institute, Japan Foundation, The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Poland, The Embassy of Japan in Poland, The Consulate General of Poland in Hong Kong.