Decisions of the jury of the main program of the 26th FESTIVAL OF THE EUROPEAN FILM PALIC 2019.

GOLDEN TOWER FOR THE BEST FILM goes to LES MISERABLES by LADJ LY for the successful combination of a genre narrative with the vivid exploration of issues that speak not only for those oppressed in France but worldwide.



PALIĆ TOWER FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR goes to JURIS KURSIETIS for OLEG, to a director who manages to masterfully interweave brutality and humanity, the profane and the holy, bleakness and strange beauty, to give us an accurate and visceral portrait of our times.



The jury decided to give a SPECIAL MENTION to director YARON SHANI and actor ERAN NAIM for the detailed portrayal of a unique anti-hero in CHAINED, and a SPECIAL MENTION to ANNA MARIA ROSSI, director of AJVAR, for embracing a universal dilemma of a globalized world through the lenses of an unraveling relationship.


Ana Marija Rossi