Fri. Apr 3rd, 2020

Winning film Sitges Film Festival 2018

‘Climax’, la película de terror francesa, gana el Festival de Cine de Sitges

'Climax', The lively party of a group of young French dancers that reaches the top and then descend and become an unbearable nightmare with eighties music at its best, is the best film of the Sitges Festival this year.

The jury of the Official Section – in which 33 films competed – has chosen the last job of one of the terrible enfants of the contest: Gaspar Noé: "It has impacted us, it is a film that can not leave anyone indifferent," said Anaïs Emery, member of the jury.

The film "Lazzaro Felice", by Alice Rohrwacher, awarded by the jury, the critics and the young jury

Special mention has been made Lazzaro Felice, an Italian, Swiss, French and German co-production directed by Alice Rohrwacher, which also won the José Luis Guarner Prize and the young jury prize for the best fantasy genre film.

The award for best director has been for Panos Cosmatos, for Mandy, the story of the bloodthirsty revenge of a husband – interpreted by one of the stars that has been in Sitges these days, Nicolas Cage – after the death of his wife, murdered by the members of a sect.

The Iranian actor Hasan Majuni, who plays a film director who moves between irony and torment because a serial killer is killing all the filmmakers in the country except him, takes the award for the best interpretation masculine for the movie Pig. The award for best actress is for Andrea Riseborough by Nanc
Y, a young girl who plays to invent identities on the internet. "An absolutely exceptional role, a character who barely moves and barely speaks but who is able to reveal a personality," notes John Ajvide Lindqvist of the jury.

The award for best director has been for Panos Cosmatos, for Mandy

The Iranian actor Hasan Majuni, award for the best male performance for the movie Pig

Andrea Riseborough, awarded by Nancy

The jury coincided in highlighting Climax's ability to agitate and involve the public, "it leaves you in a state of shock, it challenges you and implies you". The members of the jury described her as "outstanding"; and they highlighted the level of the Festival's poster: "It was very difficult to decide," they acknowledged. "The Festivals should be calibrated for their ability to present new things, we should not fall into tuiterism and extreme positions," said Fernando Navarro, member of the jury on the different opinions that the same film has provoked among the spectators.

The director of the Festival, Àngel Sala, was satisfied with this award, "and for all the films we have selected," he said.

The jury coincided in highlighting Climax's ability to shake and involve the public

Quentin Dupieux director and also screenwriter of ¡Au Poste!, one of the films that started the most laughs among the Festival's audience, gets the prize for best script.

The list of winners of the official section includes the prize for the best special effects for the film Inuyashiki; the best photograph for Tumbbad (also winner of the Foscus Asia award) and the best music for the Japanese Killing.

The jury has chosen as best short film of fantastic genre Post Mortem Mary and will deliver an official mention to L'heure de la sortie. In the Noves Visions Section, the jury has stood out as the best proposal, Unearthing Sad Hill, a documentary about the recovery of the cemetery where the end of the film The Good, the Ugly and the Bad was filmed.

The prize for the best director is for Philip Gröning by My brother's Name is Robert and He is an Idiot and the best short film for Deer Boy, although special mentions are carried Domestik,
Beast (for the best actress, Jessie Buckley) and Chernobyl, 1986

The best movie in the Blood Window section is for Die, monster, die by Alejandro Fadel; and the Méliès has taken it Fugue, d'Agnieszka Smoczynska. In the Orbit section, American Animals, by Bart Lyton and a special mention for Fleuve NOir, d'Erick Zonca. And in the field of animation they have won Mirai, by Mamoru Hosoda.

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