The Moscow cinema "USA" hosted the closing ceremony of the 41st Moscow International Film Festival. One of the most prestigious USA film shows opened on 18 April. During its work, Muscovites and guests of the capital saw 347 films from 64 countries.|
Festival President Nikita Mikhalkov proudly announced that this year the attendance of the Moscow International Film Festival has grown by twenty percent and amounted to 60 thousand spectators. The show was opened by Jean-Francois Richet's historical action "Vidocq: The Emperor of Paris", and the closing film was a documentary film by Werner Herzog and Andre Singer "Meeting with Gorbachev".
Over the past week, the festival jury, headed by South Korean director Kim Ki-Duk, viewed 13 films that participated in the main competition program. The main prize of the MIFF-2019 went to the Kazakhstani drama “Personal Growth Training”. The chairman of the jury himself did not leave without an award: Comrade Kim will take home the prize for his contribution to world cinema. Another honorary award of the festival went to British actor and director Rafe Fiennes.
The winners of the 41st Moscow International Film Festival are:
Prize "Golden George" - "Personal Growth Training" (Kazakhstan, directed by Farhat Sharipov)
Special Jury Prize - "Life of Marine Life" (China, dir. Zhang Chi)
Silver George Prize for Best Director - Valerio Mastandrea (She Laughs, Italy)
Silver George Prize for Best Actor - Tommy Korpela (Emptiness, Finland)
Silver George Prize for Best Actress - Sokha Niazati (“My second year life”, Iran)
Prize for the best short film - "Tiger" (France, dir. Delphine Deloge)
Prize for the best documentary - "Because we are men" (Norway, directed by Petter Sommer and U Vemun Svendsen)
Special Prize "For the conquest of the heights of acting and loyalty to the principles of the school of K. Stanislavsky" - Rafe Fiennes
Kim Ki Duk Award for Contribution to World Cinema
The Topic of Article: The main prize of MIFF-2019 went to Kazakhstan.