“The Pinkie” wins Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival

PanARMENIAN.Net - Lisa Takeba’s “The Pinkie” was awarded the Grand Prix at the 24th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, (Feb. 27 – March 3) in Yubari, Hokkaido, Variety said.

The winner of the fest’s main competition is a quirky drama about a girl who makes and lives with the clone of a guy she’s liked since age five, until the clone’s real-life model gets wind of her unusual lover. “The Pinkie,” which debuted in Rotterdam in January, also scooped the Cinegar Award Prize, decided by media at Yubari.

The Jury’s special award was won by Kurando Mitsutake’s “Gun Woman,” while the Governor of Hokkaido Prize went to Atsushi Uchida’s “Schoolgoirl’s Gestation” (Ryugu no Tsukai).

The Grand Prix in the international short film competition was awarded to Takahide Hori’s stop-motion animation “Junk Head 1.”

Related links:
 Top stories
Hejinian was born in Aleppo to parents who survived the genocide. At the age of 19, he went to Armenia to study art.
Artur Babajanyan received his training at the Armenian National Ballet School of Yerevan and at the Tanz Academy of Zurich.
“My Burberry is the true embodiment of our brand, in scent, in design and in attitude,” Burberry’s chief executive officer says.
“I have a feeling the society is open to talking about this now. It's not as much of a taboo,” Fatih Akin said.
Partner news