Joy Poster

(V) (2018)

Awards

Austrian Film Award, AT 2020

Winner
Austrian Film Award
Best Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm)
Oliver Neumann
Sabine Moser
Best Actress (Beste weibliche Hauptrolle)
Anwulika Alphonsus
Best Director (Beste Regie)
Sudabeh Mortezai
Best Screenplay (Bestes Drehbuch)
Sudabeh Mortezai
Nominee
Austrian Film Award
Best Cinematography (Beste Kamera)
Klemens Hufnagl
Best Costume Design (Bestes Kostümbild)
Carola Pizzini

Chicago International Film Festival 2018

Winner
Silver Hugo
Special Jury Prize
Sudabeh Mortezai

"This film shows in an honest and raw way the conflicts of two sex workers of Nigeria in Europe ... More

"This film shows in an honest and raw way the conflicts of two sex workers of Nigeria in Europe showing in a truthful and consistent style the cycle of exploitation. Moral dilemmas and guilt are exposed carefully in this sincere social drama."

Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Sudabeh Mortezai

Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2019

Winner
Max Ophüls Preis
Best Actress
Anwulika Alphonsus
Best Social Interest Film
Sudabeh Mortezai

Göteborg Film Festival 2019

Nominee
Dragon Award
International Competition
Sudabeh Mortezai

International Cinephile Society Awards 2019

Winner
ICS Award
Best Picture Not Released in 2018

Istanbul International Film Festival 2019

Nominee
Human Rights Competition
Sudabeh Mortezai

Jerusalem Film Festival 2019

Nominee
In Spirit for Freedom Award
Best Feature
Sudabeh Mortezai

Les Arcs European Film Festival 2018

Winner
Grand Prize of the Jury
Sudabeh Mortezai
Nominee
Crystal Arrow
Best Narrative Feature
Sudabeh Mortezai

London Film Festival 2018

Winner
Best Film
Official Competition
Sudabeh Mortezai

Marrakech International Film Festival 2018

Winner
Golden Star
Best Feature Film
Sudabeh Mortezai

Seville European Film Festival 2018

Winner
Best Actress
Anwulika Alphonsus
Nominee
Golden Giraldillo
Best Film
Sudabeh Mortezai

Venice Film Festival 2018

Winner
Hearst Film Award
Sudabeh Mortezai
Winner
Label Europa Cinemas
Sudabeh Mortezai

Viennale 2018

Winner
Vienna Film Award
Best Austrian Film
Sudabeh Mortezai

"In a direct and unembellished way, the Viennese director Sudabeh Mortezai tells the story of Joy, ... More

"In a direct and unembellished way, the Viennese director Sudabeh Mortezai tells the story of Joy, a Nigerian who fights for survival in Vienna as a prostitute, caught in the system of trafficking in women and sexual exploitation. The director exposes the mechanisms and brutality of this system, using amateur actresses whose great performances create an authenticity and intensity that gets under the skin. The jury was particularly impressed by how Sudabeh Mortezai turned this reality into a film. (...) The almost unbelievable story, the impressive acting, the improvised dialogs and, finally, the camera work, which involves the viewer directly, convinced the jury unanimously. The Vienna Film Prize thus goes to JOY."


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