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Rotterdam: The Tribe director among CineMart winners

29 January 2015 2:54 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s Chernobyl-based drama wins one of three awards at International Film Festival Rotterdam’s co-production market.

Rotterdam co-production market CineMart closed last night (Jan 28) with a hat trick of awards.

Ukrainian-German production Luxembourg was awarded the €7,000 ($7,900) Arte International Prize.

Directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (The Tribe), the film tells a story of love and revenge based in the the area around Chernobyl - the city that was decimated during the notorious nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.

Slaboshpytskiy, who won Cannes’ Critics Week Grand Prize with deaf boarding school drama The Tribe, has based Luxembourg on his 2012 short, Nuclear Waste.

On presenting the award, producer Annamaria Lodato described Slaboshpytskiy as “a talented, daring and radical director”.

“He is preparing a film that explores a world unknown to most of us: today’s Chernobyl,” she added. “Far from being a ‘disaster film’, it is a story about living in the Chernobyl zone, a world with »

- (Michael Rosser)

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