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‘STRANGER BY THE LAKE’, by Alain Guiraudie, wins the Gold Giraldillo (SEFF)

The Seville European Film Festival, in its tenth edition, has awarded the Gold Giraldillo to Stranger by the lake (France), by Alain Guiaraudie, “for its sincere and original approach to the nature of love”. This film also won the Best Photography award for Clair Mathon.

Also in the Official Section, Sacro Gra (Italy, France), directed by Gianfranco Rosi, won the Silver Giraldillo, “for capturing ordinary life with extraordinary sensitivity and humanity”, in the words of the international jury, presided by Manuel Martín Cuenca and also made up by Mar Call, Carlotto Cotta, Mira Fornay and Liza Linardou.

The award for Best Direction went to Tsai Ming-Liang, for Stray Dogs (France, Taiwan), while Best Script went to The Selfish Giant (United Kingdom), written by Clio Barnard.

The award for Best Actress went to Alexandra Finder, for her role in The Police Officer’s Wife (Germany), and that for Best Actor was for Toni Servillo, who had the leading role in La grande bellezza (Italy, France). This last film also received the Eurimages award for the Best European Co-production.

Tonight during the closing gala, French director Claude Lanzmann who presented his latest work at the SEFF ‘The Last of the Unjust’ will receive the City of Seville Award to honor his career.



•           Gold Giraldillo for best film in the Official Section: Stranger by the lake, by Alain  Guiraudie.

•           Silver Giraldillo for the best film in the Official Section: Sacro Gra, by Gianfranco Rosi.

•           Best actress: Alexandra Finder (The Police Officer’s Wife)

•           Best actor: Toni Servillo (La grande bellezza)

•           Best director: Tsai Ming-Liang (Stray Dogs)

•           Best script: Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant)

•           Award for Best direction of photography for the films in the Official Section: Claire Mathon, for Stranger by the lake.

•           Deluxe Award-Las Nuevas Olas: La jungla interior, by Juan Barrero.

•           Las Nuevas Olas-Non fiction: Costa da Morte, by Lois Patiño.

•           Award for Best short film Panorama Andaluz: No tiene gracia, by Carlos Violadé.

•           Award for best film in the section Resistencias: El triste olor de la carne, by Cristóbal Arteaga.

•           Award for best film in the section Europa Junior: Oggy and the cockroaches, by Olivier Jean-Marie.

•           Audience Grand Prix for Best film in the EFA Selection 2013: Alabama Monroe, by Felix van Groeningen.

•           IV Seville University European Film Award: the project Las novias, presented by Elena López Riera.

•           Eurimages for best European co-production: La grande bellezza, by Paolo Sorrentino.

•           MARVIN & WAYNE Award to the short film in the Panorama Andaluz section: Tin & Tina (España), by Rubin Stein.





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