The winners of the 33rd Torino Film Festival were announced the November 28.
This year’s jury of the fiction section of the main competition of the 33rd Torino Film Festival was composed of Valerio Mastandrea, Marco Cazzato, Josephine Decker, Jan-Ole Gerster and Corin Hardy.
The 2015 Best Film award, went to KEEPER by Guillaume Senez (Belgium, Switzerland/France). KEEPER is The story of two teenagers that are about to have a baby. After deciding they will keep the baby, they have to deal with their parents and also with their everyday life. The film premiered earlier this year in Locarno, where it won the Europa Cinemas Label, and also won the young talent award at the Hamburg Film Festival.
Santiago Mitre’s PAULINA (Argentina/Brazil/France) won the Special Jury prize. For her intense performance as the central woman who is the victim of a rape by a gang, Dolores Fonzi was celebrated with a Best Actress award.
COUP DE CHAUD (France/Belgium) by Raphael Jacoulot scooped up two awards – the audience award and the best actor award for Karim Laklou, who plays the role of a mentally challenged man whose antics appear less tolerant to inhabitants of a small village in the South of France, who vent their frustrations caused by a sweltering heat wave and its corollary, a worrisome lack of water on him.
Two films share the Best Screenplay award. A SIMPLE GOODBYE by Degena Yun (China) and SOPLADORA DE HOJAS, the first feature by Alejandro Iglesias Mendizabal (Mexico). The latter film tells the story of three friends with a special mission – find some keys lost in a pile of dead leaves.
There was a strong presence of documentaries at this year’s premiere Italian metropolitan film festival. The jury of the section Internazionale.doc, dedicated to international documentary films, was composed by Maja Bogojevic, Leonardo Di Costanzo and Marie Losier and assigned the top prize to FI RASSI ROND-POINT by Hassen Ferhani (Algeria/France) for the delicacy with which it depicts the irony and human warmth of a setting dominated by hard labour and death.
Jonas Carpignano, Minnie Ferrara and Giovanni Giommi composed the jury of the documentary section dedicated to Italian documentaries – Italiana.doc. Here, the top prize went to IL SOLENGO by Alessio de Righi and Matteo Zoppis. about the story of Mario de Marcella, a hermit that lived in the woods near Rome.