30 november 2008
In Minsk, finished his work XV International Film Festival "Listapad-2008" Grand Prize the viewer's jury awarded to the flim of Russian director Stanislav Govorukhin "Passenger" reports BelTA.
Silver of "Listapad-2008" went to the Romanian film "California Dreams," directed by Christian German - in the final standings film scored 9.17 points. Bronze of "Listapad-2008" went to the Belarusian film directed by Ivan Pavlov "On the back of a black cat" - 9.15 points. In total in the competition of feature films were presented 20 films from 20 countries worldwide.
Prize of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko "For Humanism and Spirituality of the Film" at "Lіstapad-2008" went to the Russian director Alexander Frantskevich for his film "In July of the 41st."
In addition, prize of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia "For devotion to the moral ideals in the film industry," was awarded to a film director, People's Artist of Russia Svetlana Druzhinina, as well as the Belarusian actor Anatoly Kotenev. The Belarusian-Russian film "In July of the 41st," won a prize from the Union State Permanent Committee "Together." Armenian documentary film "The Fall of Wizard" won "Cinema Without Borders" award from the CIS Executive Committee.
The traditional prize "For the film, calling in heart only good and pure feelings," was presented on behalf of the permanent sponsor of the festival JSC "BelSwiss Bank". This year, the "lightest" award goes to the Czech Republic to the director Jan Sverák (for the film "Glass"). According to the words of the Chairman of the Board of the bank Kazbanov V.: "Every year we are happy to watch a film competition program. They are very different. They make us think, speculate, or really enjoy. But what have always remained the same - is a complete reflection of our multi-faceted human life. "
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