"Yomeddine", a road trip film about an Egyptian caretaker and a young orphaned family-seeking traveler, won the Reflet d & Or for best feature film at 24 Geneva Intl. Film Festival Saturday. The characteristic drama, Egyptian-Austrian director A.B. Shawky's feature debut, premiere in Cannes competition, and is Egypt's candidate for the foreign language Oscar.
The function jury, led by the malicious film maker Souleymane Cisse, gave a special mention to BiGan's languorous noir love story "Long Day's Trip to Night". The director's sophomore feature traces a return of a lovelorn drive to his hometown in southwest China.
"Autonomies", written and created by Yehonatan Indursky and Ori Elon, directed by Indursky, received Reflet for the best TV series. In the alternative reality theater, Israel has split into two states: Jerusalem is ultraortodox, while Tel Aviv is a secular state. The action focuses on two children who were replaced at birth.
Aaron Bradburys "Vestige" received Reflet d & # 39; Or for VR work. Gustaf Holten's "Rapin *", with music by Jenny Wilson, was awarded the award for music video and "The Enemy" received the SENSible Award, rewarding a digital work "showing outstanding humanistic qualities." Øyvind Holtmons "Oslo Zoo" received the People's Choice Award for Best Web Series, voted for by festival guests.
Emmanuel Cuénod, GIFF Executive and Artistic Director, Film & Beyond Award – The Honorary Prize of the Emmanuel Cuénod – presented Peter Greenaway for Director of Lifetime Performance and "A Career Based on Constant Dialogue between Cinema, Visual Art, Photography, and Drawing."
Among the 250's were the guest films Kenneth Lonergan, Stephen Frears, Eva Husson, Julie Bertuccelli and Andréa Bescond, as well as actors Eric Métayer, Jacob Berger, Manal Issa, Marina Golovine, Kate Moran, Nicolas Maury and Steve Wall.
The festival, which had sought to increase the presence of young people and emphasized innovative digital work, attracted more than 32,000 festival guests to their venues. The party embraced by the screening of Naomi Kawase's "Vision" and Rolf van Eijks "My Stupid Heart".