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GOLDEN TOWER GOES TO BORGMAN

OFFICIAL SELECTION INTERNATIONAL JURY DECISION

International jury of the 20 jubilee European Film Festival, held at Palic and in Subotica, from 13 to 19 July 2013, was composed of: director Srđan Dragojević (Serbia), president, programme director of the Rouen Film Festival Marketa Hodouskova (Czech Republic), programme director of Cannes „Critics’ Week“ Pamela Pianezza (France), actress Nurgül Yeşilçay (Turkey) and director Ashley Horner (Great Britain), members.

After they saw 13 films within Official Selection, jury members have made following decision:
GOLDEN TOWER FOR THE BEST FILM goes to Dutch film BORGMAN, by Alex van Warmerdam.
“A powerful, brave and unique film, beautifully directed, and with an unexpected and surrealistic twist, that shows an anti establishment finger to society which leaves us wanting to answer the unanswered.”

PALIĆ TOWER FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR goes to Tudor Giurgiu for the Romanian film OF SNAILS AND MEN.
„A smart, charming and entertaining comedy with a strong social background that shows and reveals a fresh face of Romanian cinema.“ 

SPECIAL MENTION goes to actor Andrzej Chyra for his role in Polish film IN THE NAME OF… by Malgorzata Szumowska.
“With a unique take on the Catholic Church, Chyra offers one of the most compelling and bravest performances seen in an Eastern film for a decade.”

Suggested by the jury, award “SEYFI TEOMAN”, for the most daring and the bravest first or second film, Board of the Festival assigns to Finish film OPEN UP TO ME by Simo Halinen.
“For the brave work coming from Finland dealing with international topic that is still a taboo in many countries of Europe and the world, done in a humble and honest way.”