"For My Father" Takes Plaudits at Sofia Film Festival

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Bulgaria For My Father Takes Plaudits at  Bulgaria’s Sofia Film Festival: "For My Father" Takes Plaudits at Sofia Film Festival Dror Zahavi's film 'For My Father' won the top prize at the 13th Sofia Film Festival. Photo by dradio.de

The Israeli-German co-production, 'For My Father', has won the top film prize at the 13th Sofia International Film Festival.

The film, directed by by Dror Zahavi, portrays an accidental meeting of three people in Tel Aviv. The international jury, led by Hungarian director Janos Szasz, called the film "brave" and praised it for "dealing with impossible love between humor and humanism."

Turk Ozcan Alper, was named Best Director for his debut feature, 'Autumn', while Bulgarian director Javor Gurdev's Oscar submission, 'Zift', received the Special Jury Award as well as the Kodak Award for Best Bulgarian Feature.

The Jameson short picture award went to animated fairy tale 'Three Sisters and Ahdrey' by veteran Bulgarian documentary makers Andrey Paunov and Boris Despodov.

The FIPRESCI jury presented its award to Radu Jude's film, 'The Happiest Girl In The World'.

Helena Trestikova's EFA Prix Arte-winning film 'Rene' was named Best Documentary.

The festival's Audience Award went to 'Achilles and the Tortoise', from Japanese director Takeshi Kitano.

Michael Palin and Bulgarian director Nikola Korabov each received Sofia Municipality Awards for lifetime achievement in cinema.

 

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