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Helena Trestikova's René wins Euro Film Academy's Docu of the Year Award

21 October 2008 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Last week The European Film Academy announced the ten finalists for the category of european documentary film of the year (see complete list below) and today they've announced that the big winner is Helena Trestikova's RENÉ. The docu receives the 2008 Documentary Prix Arte award discerned by the Academy.  The jury statement reads as follows: This is a film which tells a powerful story – filmed over 20 years – about an extraordinary character on the edge of society. It is a longitual documentary of outstanding quality. The jury found its examination of the relationship between subject and filmmakerfascinating and thought-provoking.  Known for shooting her subjects for long periods of time, Trestikova began shooting her subject in 1989 at a youth correctional facility in Libkovice. René has been in prison since he was 16. While in custody, he and several others attempted a riot, which extended his sentence. History repeats itself in and out »

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