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26 November 2002 à 13:02
Stockholm: and the winners are...
With "Irreversible" named as Best Film and "Carnages" winning the Best Screenplay award, French films have made their mark at the Stockholm Film Festival this year.
The 13th Stockholm Film Festival (November 14-24) has placed French films in the spotlight this year, honoring "Irreversible" by Gaspar Noe with the Bronze Horse for Best Film. Dubbing the film "revolutionary," the jury justified its choice with the following statement: “No matter what mixed feelings the jurors might have about the degree of visual violence that Gaspar Noe imposes on his audience, there can be no doubt whatsoever that "Irreversible" is in a class of its own from an artistic point of view. This is groundbreaking cinema that manages to revitalize film narration in almost all its aspects and at the same time tells a deeply moving parable of the thin ice that keeps us all from the abyss."
The festival also gave the Best Screenplay award to "Carnages" by Delphine Gleize.
The following French films were selected at Stockholm this year:
Competitive Feature Film Section:
- "La Vie Nouvelle" ("A New Life") screened at the festival in the presence of Philippe Grandrieux
- "Carnages," in the presence of Delphine Gleize
- "Irreversible," in the presence of Gaspar Noe
Non-Competitive Feature Film Section (Open Zone):
- "Demonlover," screened at the festival in the presence of Olivier Assayas
- "Novo" by Jean-Pierre Limosin
- "8 Women" by Francois Ozon
- "La Vie Promise" ("The Promised Life") by Olivier Dahan
Short Film Section:
- "Comme un seul homme" by Jean-Louis Gonnet
- "La Fosse rouge" by Sylvain Labrosse
- "L’ Heure de pointe" by Antonin Peretjatko
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