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2 items from 2011

Anhey Ghore da Daan and Marathon Boy win awards at Abu Dhabi

21 October 2011 11:51 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Gurvinder Singh’s Anhey Ghore da daan (Alms for a blind horse) won Special Jury mention with a cash prize of Usd 50,000 at the 5th Abu Dhabi Film Festival. India born British director Gemma Atwal’s documentary on the wonder kid of Orissa– Marathon Boy bagged her award for Best New Director with a cash prize of Usd 50,000.

Alms for a Blind Horse was in the New Horizon Competition at the festival. The Jury for the competition was headed by Iranian-Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Gobadi (Half Moon, Turtles can fly). The award for Best Film in this section was bagged by Stories Only Exist When Remembered, a Brazilan, Argentinian and French co production directed by Julia Murat.

The best documentary award was won by The Tiniest Place, a Mexican film directed by Titiana Huezo. The jury was headed by Egyptian-Canadian director Tahani Rached, while New Delhi based documentary filmmaker Anwar Jamal also served on the jury. »

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25 Alternative 2011 Tiff Picks: Julia Murat's Historias que so existem quando lembradas

2 September 2011 7:20 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

#12. Historias que so existem quando lembradas Director: Julia Murat Cast: Sonia Guedes, Lisa Favero, Luiz Serra, Ricardo Merkin Distributor: Rights Available Buzz: Not much is known about first-timer Julia Murat other than her origins at Rio de Janeiro University. Premiering in Venice Days, so she must have some kind of distinct rigour to land in such a prestigious and selective sidebar. The Gist: "Relays life in the Paraíba Valley through the fictitious village of Jotuomba, a place lost to the world, abandoned by the railroads and inhabited by an aging population that has forgotten what it’s like to be young...Moments of magic realism illuminate this gentle, poetic film about a forgotten time and place — a film in which one can delight in getting lost, if just for a little while." Tiff Schedule: Thursday September 8 Tiff Bell Lightbox 4 10:15pm Saturday September 10 AMC 5 9:30am Sunday September 18 AMC 2 12: »

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