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Germany’s Burhan Qurbani wins best director prize for We Are Strong. We Are Young.
Gábor Reisz’s slacker comedy For Some Inexplicable Reason won the Grand Prix winner at the 6th edition of the Voices festival for young European cinema in the Russian provincial town of Vologda on Sunday evening (July 5).
Reisz’s debut had its world premiere in the East of the West competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival last year and is handled internationally by Alpha Violet.
The award was the film’s ninth trophy after prizes at festivals in Turin and Sofia, among others.
Speaking to ScreenDaily in Vologda, Reisz said that his film’s lead actor - fellow directing student Áron Ferenczik - had been overhelmed by the attention given to him for his acting turn as the slacker Áron, but is now preparing to direct a TV movie.
Reisz, meanwhile, is participating in the Cinéfondation residency in Paris and will »
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Two suspects on the run after French magazine massacre leaves 12 dead.
French cinema industry guild L’Arp and its counterparts in the Us have condemned a terrorist attack on the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people were shot dead by two armed gunmen. At least four people were critically wounded in the attack.
At time of writing early on Thursday morning local time two men remained at large. They were identified as brothers Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi and are understood to be in their 30s.
Afp reported that a third man believed to be 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad surrendered close to the Belgian border.
“The cineastes of L’Arp learned with horror about the base attack on the newsroom of Charlie Hebdo and are devastated by this inexplicable act,” L’Arp said in a statement hours after the attack.
“They wish to express their full solidarity for the journalists and staff at Charlie »
Top satirical cartoonists among 12 people shot dead in attack on French magazine.
French cinema industry guild L’Arp has condemned a terrorist attack on the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people were shot dead by two armed gunmen. At least four people were critically wounded in the attack.
“The cineastes of L’Arp learned with horror about the base attack on the newsroom of Charlie Hebdo and are wiped out by this inexplicable act,” the body said in a statement, just hours after the attack.
“They wish to express their full solidarity for the journalists and staff at Charlie Hebdo as well as their relatives and colleagues.
“Their historic bravery honours creation and freedom. Nothing, no threat or violent act, whatever the motive, whether it be political, religious or otherwise, will hinder the freedom of expression and freedom of creation.”
Filmmaker Claude Lelouche is currently the honorary president of L’Arp with »
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