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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2017 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making.
37th edition of the Festival to be celebrated from February 24 to March 4, 2017.
Fantasporto 2017 announces its awards
The Spanish film "ReAlive" by Mateo Gil is the great winner of the Official Section of Fantastic Cinema of the 37th Fantasporto. This film, about a man with an incurable disease that froze his body and is awakened 60 years later when Medicine already has a solution for his case, also obtained the award for Best Story.
The Special Film Jury Special Prize was awarded to the Franco-Filipino co-production "Saving Sally" by the Filipino Avid Liongoren, where animation and the real image intersect in a comedy about the passage into adulthood where they are treated with delicacy Very serious matters.
The international Fantasporto Jury specified that the prize for this film is due to the fact that "Saving Sally" tells "a simple love story in an imaginative and creative way".
The Jury also decided to distinguish with a Special Mention the Brazilian film "The Repartition of Time", by Santiago Dellape, a tale of the imagination about time travel in satirical register. This film also won the Audience Award (see "Other Awards").
Irishman Liam Gavin won the Best Director Award for his film "A Dark Song," which also garnered Catherine Walker the Best Actress Award.
The Best Actor Award went to Frederick Koehler's performance in "The Evil Within" by late Andrew Getty.
"The Darkest Dawn," by Britain's Drew Casson, won the award for best visual effects.
The award for Best Fantastic Short Film went to "Cenizo" by Spanish Jon Mikel Caballero about a young priest who is sent to a remote island to fight against supernatural forces. In this category the Jury decided to award with a Special Mention the short French "Garden Party", of Theophile Dufresne, Florian Babikian, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Vincent Bayoux and victor Claire.
FANTASPORTO 2017 - "PAMILYA ORDINARYO", BY EDUARDO W. ROY JR. (PHILIPPINES) WINS Directors' Week
Filipino cinema is still high on Fantasporto, having won several awards in recent years. This year, at the 27th Directors Week, the grand prize went to Eduardo W. Roy Jr.'s "Pamilya Ordinaryo" ("Common People") about a couple of homeless youth parents who live off street robbery until one Day they are the victims, robbed of their most precious possession, which forces them to fight against the rich and powerful. This film also won the award for Best Actress, attributed to the protagonist Hasmine Kilip.
The Special Jury Prize in this competition goes to the Egyptian film "Sins of the Flesh" by Khaled el Agar, a tragic story of oppression and death against the backdrop of the January 2011 revolution that led to the deposition of Hosni Mubarak and To the rise and fall of Mohamed Morsi.
The protagonist of this film, Nahed El Sebaï, won the Prize for Best Actress, attributed ex-aequo with Hasmine Kilip, protagonist of the aforementioned Philippine film "Pamilya Ordinaryo".
The award for Best Actor was won by South Korean Park Ji-Il for his performance in Kim Ki Duk's "The Net."
South Korean Kim Jee-Woon, who has won his last four films for three special Jury Prizes and a Festival Grand Prix, this time won the Best Director award for "The Age of Shadows," a Intrigue and past action in the meanders of South Korean resistance to the Japanese occupation during World War II.
The Best Argument prize for this section of Fantasporto went to Iván Szabó and Roland Vranik, authors of the script for the Hungarian film "The Citizen", one of the great films of the festival
KIM KI DUK WITH "THE NET", RETURNS TO WIN THE SECTION 'ORIENT EXPRESS'
In the 'Orient Express' section, the winner was South Korea's 'The Net', by our well-known and multi-award-winning Kim Ki Duk, a play about a North Korean fisherman who crashes his boat and heads to South Korea , Who tries to turn him into a spy before "returning" him to North Korea.
In this section, the Special Jury Prize goes to "Dearest Sister," Latie's debut film by Mattie Do about a young peasant woman traveling to the capital of the country, Vientiane, to take care of a rich cousin who lost her Vision, but gained the faculty of communicating with the dead ...
The international jury of this section made reference to the film "Saving Sally", by Avid Liongoren, a Filipino / French production, by the technique used and by his artistic direction.
The Audience Award went to the Franco-Filipino co-production "Saving Sally" by the Filipino Avid Liongoren, where the animation and the real image intersect in a comedy about the passage to adulthood in which very serious subjects are approached with delicacy.
As a result of a vote in the Critics' Prize, the Fantasporto organization decided to award this award, ex-aequo, to the British films "Division
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36th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 26, March 5
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