‘In the Fog’ by Russian director Sergei Loznitsa has been named the best picture of this year’s Tarkovsky film festival which has closed in Plios on the Upper Volga River. The prize to the best movie is a statuette and 900,000 roubles.
In May, the same film won the FIPRESCI film critics award at Cannes.
Set in wartime, it tells the tragic story of a Belarusian rail worker who is mistakenly suspected by Resistance fighters of collaborating with the Nazis.
The best director in Plios is Brazil’s Eduardo Ninos.
A movie by Russian-American director Julia Loktev won a special award for exploring the paradoxical sides of human nature.