Get The Names Of The Winners At Chicago International Film Festival!
Started on October 15, the 51st Chicago International Film Festival will be continued till October 29. On Saturday afternoon, October 24, the festival, which featured more than 130 feature movies from around 50 nations, announced its winners amid applause and enthusiasm. Continue reading to know the names of the top films.
Written and directed by Philippe Claudel, French movie- “A Childhood” won top prize Gold Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival. The two child actors, Jules Gauzelin and Alexi Mathieu, shared the Silver Hugo for Best Actor. The movie is about a poverty that affected a small dilapidated town in eastern France and Jimmy (Mathieu) has to stand on his own feet at a young age to take care of his younger brother Kévin (Gauzelin).
According to Hollywood Reporter, Director Michael Moore was honored with founder’s award for his recently 2015-released movie “Where to Invade Next.” The movie “Paulina” (Argentina) brought a Silver Hugo to its director Santiago Mitre.
Pablo Larrain received the silver hugo for best director for “The Club” (Chile), while the silver hugo for best female actor went to Lizzie Brochere for “Full Contact” (Netherlands, Croatia).
Director of “Underground Fragnance (China), Pengfei Song came to the stage and was honored with a Gold Hugo, as confirmed by News.Xinhuanet.com. Song was also joined by Song Zhantao, director of “In the Underground,” who won the Silver Hugo for his documentary.
“I’m mesmerized by the film,” said jury of New Directors Competition, Claudia Landsberger, referring Pengfei’s feature film “Underground Fragrance,” the outlet published.
“This is my first film,” Pengfei said. He also added that this recognition and honor would certainly encourage him to continue pursuing his style and themes of interest.
The cast of The Club (Chile) received a silver plaque for best ensemble. The screenwriters of the movie – Daniel Villalobos, Guillermo Calderon and Pablo Larrain – received the silver plaque for best screenplay.
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