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Deniz Gamze Erguven’s ‘Mustang’ Takes Top Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival

23 August 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Deniz Gamze Erguven’s “Mustang” has won the Heart of Sarajevo Award for best feature film at the Sarajevo Film Festival, which is South-East Europe’s leading movie event.

The film, which is set in a village in Turkey, centers on five sisters who are forced to stay home rather than go to school due to an allegation of impropriety. Marriages are arranged for them. The girls, driven by the desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed on them.

The actress prize was shared by “Mustang’s” lead actresses — Gunes Sensoy, Doga Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan and Ilayda Akdogan.

Sarajevo’s Special Jury Prize went to Laszlo Nemes’ “Son of Saul,” which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is set in 1944 in Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Saul is a member of the Sonderkommando, the group of prisoners forced to assist the Nazis in the extermination. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Atom Egoyan Joins Launch of Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Industry Days

20 August 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sarajevo Film Festival’s industry program, CineLink, kicked off Wednesday. But it wasn’t all work, and no play. Socializing started with drinks at the Industry Terrace at Hotel Europe, hosted with HBO Adria, and culminating with a party at Aquarius Vils, co-hosted by Slovenian Film Center and with Variety magazine as the media partner.

Among the festival guests mingling with the industry crowd were director Atom Egoyan, who is being honored at the festival with a tribute, Michel Franco, director of “Chronic,” Cedomir Kolar, producer of “Tigers,” and Laszlo Nemes, director of “Son of Saul,” and they were joined by Sarajevo festival director Mirsad Purivatra.

Laszlo Nemes, director of ‘Son of Saul’

At the party at Aquarius Vils until the early hours in the morning were several members of the festival jury: Romanian director Calin Peter Netzer, Diana Bustamante, artistic director of Cartagena International Film Festival in Colombia, the »

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