– Finished in Vladivostok the 15th international film festival of the Asia-Pacific region “Pacific Meridian”.
As reports on Saturday a press-service of the festival, Grand Prix for best feature film was awarded to the film “Anguish” by Russian Director Cantemir Balagova.
The story unfolds in the late 90s in the North Caucasus. On a family holiday on the occasion of the betrothal of a young couple is kidnapped and require a ransom. Relatives of those abducted are willing to do anything to bring back their loved ones.
Actress Daria Avner, played the main role in this film also won the prize for best actress.
The award for best male got actors Issei Takahashi and Lily Franky for his role in the Japanese film “13 years of emptiness”.
Vladimir Durand was awarded the prize for best Director in the film “farewell, enthusiasm” (Argentina, Colombia).
Special jury prize was awarded to the American film “Columbus” Director Coronado.
The prize of spectator sympathies has received the Russian film “Carp crazies” directed by Vladimir Kott.
The jury FIPRESCI (international Federation of film critics and press) also gave special awards for best feature and short films. They were given to the film “the King” (Chile, France) and “1 kilogram” (Republic of Korea).
Special jury prize NETPAC (Association for the promotion of Asian cinema) received the Russian film “the loved ones” directed by Ksenia Zueva. Special mention and NETPAC jury awarded the Chinese film “Plastic China”.
Special prize Yul Brynner got actors Diane Antolak and Eric Haljavko-Grishin for his work in the film “something’s wrong with the parents” (Russia).
The festival was held in Vladivostok from 9 to 15 September. In competitive and non-competitive programs involving more than 170 films from 40 countries.
The Chairman of the main jury this year was the Russian film Director, screenwriter and producer Alla Surikova. The part of the jury also included film Director from Portugal, Joao Pedro Rodrigues, critic and curator from Germany Christoph Terhechte, Japanese producer, Sexo Itema, a member of the selection Committee of the international film festival in Hong Kong Jacob Wong and Korean Director and screenwriter Kwak Kyung-Taek.
In addition, the festival was attended by two international juries: the International Federation of film critics (FIPRESCI) and NETPAC (the Association for promotion of Asian cinema).
President of the 15th film festival “Pacific Meridian” was a famous Russian actor and producer Sergei Zhigunov.
The festival is held in Vladivostok in 2002.