Film review: Yanagawa (2021) by Zhang Lu

Listed here are all of the winners of the twenty eighth Vesoul IFF Asian Cinemas that came about from the first to the eighth of February in Vesoul, France.

HONORARY GOLDEN CYCLO:
(provided by the Agglomeration Group and town of Vesoul)
Mrs. Leila Hatami, actress, Iran for her total profession, and Mr. Kôji Fukada, director, Japan for the all of his work.

CYCLO D’OR:
(provided by the Regional Council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), Worldwide Jury: President: Ms. Leila Hatami, actress (Iran), members: Ms. Suha Arraf, director (Palestine), Ms. Tran Bich Quan, distributor, producer (France), Mr. Zig Dulay, director (Philippines)
YANAGAWA by Zhang Lu (China) Lovely, robust photographs, based mostly on a robust and completely instructed story, lead us to the invention of brotherly relationship and love

GRAND JURY PRIZE:
ALONG THE SEA by Fujimoto Akio (Japan) Exposing a relaxed, restful nature on the one hand, harsh and cruel on the opposite, the movie confronts us with the most important socio-economic issues confronted by the characters, geographically near developed international locations however who expertise fully reverse dwelling circumstances.

JURY PRIZE:
(provided by the Departmental Council of Haute-Saône)
ALONERS by Hong Sung-eun (Korea) The director brilliantly emphasizes the duality of human need for friendship on the one hand, and withdrawal into oneself for sentimental detachment on the opposite. How do you discover the steadiness between these two emotions?

Aloners by Hong Sung-eun

SPECIAL MENTION:
THE FALLS by Chung Mong-hong (Taiwan) with its wonderful feminine interpretation, the movie depicts human fragility within the face of challenges which can be past us and that jostle us.
GENSAN PUNCH by Brillante Ma Mendoza (Philippines), With extraordinary mastery of the digicam and the proper incarnation of an actual story, the director reveals us the essential function of household and friendship by recalling good manners even in debates removed from hatred.
2000 SONGS OF FARIDA by Yolkin Tuychiev (Uzbekistan) reminded us of human nature earlier than it was managed by modernity. Utilizing, with mastery, very stunning photographs, the director remarkably dropped at mild the depth of resentment and the burden of patriarchy

NETPAC JURY PRIZE:
(NETWORK FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASIAN CINEMA), president: Mr. Qasi Abdur Rahim, Competition Director (India), members: Mr. Azizbek Mannopov, producer (Uzbekistan), Mr. Watanabe Kazutaka, producer (Japan)
ALONERS by Hong Sung-eun (Korea) for pioneering creative options to the character of human interplay within the context of recent technological complexity and its encounter with common points in a chic and delicate method

MARC HAAZ PRIZE:
President: Kavich Neang, members: Jung Wonhee director (Korea) and Soraya Akhlaqi, director (Afghanistan)
Shahrbanoo Sadat’s ORPHANAGE (Afghanistan), By means of the eyes of a younger orphan, his daydreams, his freedom of spirit and his optimism, we share the tough existence of Afghans, the tragic moments they undergo in the course of the soviet occupation

PRIZE OF THE JURY OF CRITICS:
president: Mrs. Houda Ibrahim (RFI); members: Ms. Ogoulbibi Amanniyazova-Marias (impartial), Mr. Christophe Maulavé (Ecran noir)
ALONG THE SEA by Fujimoto Akio (Japan) for his so correct approach of filming a common story associated to a type of fashionable slavery, in in the present day’s Japan the place he locations his digicam as shut as doable to his heroines and dares daring sequence pictures that deeply contain us within the painful journey of those three characters.

ALONG THE SEA by Fujimoto Akio

INALCO JURY PRIZE:
(provided by the Nationwide Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations), president: Mr. Jean-Michel Butel, members: Mr. Babak Onalu, Mr. Tajamul Faqiri-Choisy and Mrs. Mathilde Pelletier
ALONG THE SEA by Fujimoto Akio (Japan) a movie that sheds significantly important mild on modern realities in Asia. It respectfully reveals the journey of migrant girls in Japan

INALCO FAVORITE:
THE COFFIN PAINTER
by Da Fei (China) for the fantastic thing about his photographs and the brilliance with which he was in a position to transport us to the confines of latest China to inform us a young and common story.

FICTION FILM AUDIENCE AWARD:
(provided by town of Vesoul)
Ex aequo :
NO CHOICE by Reza Dormishian (Iran)
NO LAND’S MAN by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (Bangladesh)

HIGH SCHOOL JURY AWARD:
THE FALLS by Chung Mong-hong (Taiwan)

AUDIENCE PRIZE FOR THE DOCUMENTARY FILM:
(provided by the Agglomeration Group of Vesoul):
INDIAN SPACE DREAMS by Sue Sudbury (India-England)

YOUNG JURY PRIZE:
(provided by the Agglomeration Group of Vesoul)
FEBRUARY 1st by Leila Macaire and Mo Mo (France-Myanmar)

The twenty ninth version of the Vesoul IFF Asian Cinemas will happen from February 28 to March 7, 2023.

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