Wednesday , March 29 2023

"Burning" won the main prize on the South


Photo: Burning

Tonight, the winners of the four "South Film" awards were announced at the closing ceremony at the Oslo Scene Vega.

He became one of the major critics of the Cannes Film Festival as the jury for the main prize silver mirror the most appreciated of the twelve films in the main competition:

burn is directed by one of the best South Korean filmmakers, Lee Chang-dong, as he has known in the past a Norwegian audience poetry who left for Norwegian cinemas in 2011. He relied on a novel by Haruki Murakami from the collection of novels The elephant disappears. The result is a mixture of thriller drama and mystery that has been celebrated around the world. The Southern Jury film, composed of Mars Stapnes, Khalid Maimouni and Kalle Löchen, justified the award as follows:

"The film that receives the jury's favor is a well-founded, well-targeted story […] A silent story […] where the answers are never flat, and the story is never over-trained. This film shows the power of a good film story. "

New voices: Festival of the latest contest program New votes consisted of 11 films by first and second directors. The winner of the new voice this year is the movie Ayka by Sergey Dvortsevoj of Kazakhstan. The jury was made up of film critics Britt Sørensen, Kristin Aalen and Jon Iversen. They have, among other things, drawn the manuscript and the photograph in its rationale: "The script still surprises with unpredictable and effective transformations." The camera works have documentary qualities that physically approach our protagonist.

DOC: SOUTH: This year's actor DOC: SØR is the French-Congolese film Makala by Emmanuel Gras. The jury consisted of Brynjar Bjerkem, Helene Eggen and Verona Meier. Extract from the jury statement: "A movie that combines an excellent cinema and a story that, despite being minimalist, is capable of being very engaging, moving and captivating."

PRIZE OF THE PUBLIC: The winner is shoplifters by Hirokazu Koreeda.

Read more about all winners here

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