Monday, 28 May 2012

In the Fog Wins Prize of FIPRESCI in Cannes

Sergei Loznitsa’s film "In the Fog" took a prize of the International Federation of Film Critics in the main competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

It is the second prize for Russia at the festival: Taisia Igumentseva's short length film "Road To" was awarded in the Cinefondation program.

The feature film "In the Fog" is the only Russian-language film of the main competition of the Cannes Film Festival. The film based on Vasil Bykov’s war story and shot in coproduction with Germany, Latvia, and Belarus is set in Belarus occupied by Germans in 1942.

At the awarding ceremony the film director Sergei Loznitsa thanked the jury and his film crew and mentioned that his new film is an experiment with language and form, which is no less important for him than the content. RIC

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