We came into conflict zones Sunday night at Film Festival World Sherbrooke. Not that the choice of the juries did not join the favorites of the festival, but because the four recipients of the Golden Circle awarded during the closing ceremony of the third edition of FCMS plunged viewers between wars and conflicts humans.
Festival-goers for their part, presented the award Favorite Public Radio-Canada film The Second Mother, the Brazilian Anna Muylaert, already crowned the Panorama Audience Award at the Berlinale in 2015 with this film tells the story of reunion between mother and daughter.
Already awarded the Luxembourg Critics Award City Film Festival in 2015 and Cineuropa Sarajevo in 2014, the Kosovar director Isa Qosja added Sunday’s Golden Circle for Best feature film for Three windows and a hanging, a drama taking place just after the war in Kosovo, in a small village where women tell they were raped by Serbs, raising doubt and discontent of their husbands.
The jury presided by filmmaker Patricio Henriquez in the same category offered an honorable mention to Come to my Voice, Hüseyin Karabey of a Turkey-France-Germany production focusing on steps of a woman and her grand daughter to free the father of the latter, imprisoned by Kurdish police.
Canadian films vying for the Golden Circle Best Documentary, these are the 18 fugitive Paul Cowan and Amer Shomali, scanning the movie one of the strangest chapters in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which had the favor of the jury.
It’s also a different form of candied qu’explorait Estrela Alma Fabio Dorea, estrien director of Brazilian origin who won the Golden Circle for Best Short Film in the region by staging a woman trying to overcome their own sexual urges.
“This is a very dreamlike and difficult to explain proposal. It’s a dream that kept coming, and I just decided to make a movie, “the director told, in the morning, when the appointment of FCMS completely Townships.
After the presentation of three short from the Bishop’s University Film Festival and many films made during the appointment Kino Kab, the Anh Minh Truong finalists and their King was paraded on the screen of the biggest movie of the house room of the mountain, and Mathieu Gagnon from front, Jean-Benoît Baron and his documentary Deciphering the look – Yves Harnois, Béland and Marie-Lou La Grosse Class, as well as the Estrela Alma winner Fabio Dorea.
The youth interest amount and mid estriens creators face besides the picture of good news from the General Manager of FCMS, Malika Bajjaje. “The discussions were very positive. It gives us the signal to give more space to young people, to encourage creativity by notes Ms. Bajjaje. It is a beautiful revelations of this third edition. ”
And no question of changing the orientation of FCMS to make it “popular”.
“We see that people have a great cultural openness, she says. There is a side all these movie fans who are won in advance, but also those curious youth who appropriate the festival, films and activities. People like meetings, discussions, round tables. And they love the cinema, they are curious to know more. ”