Erdem Tepegöz “Zerre” wins main prize at Moscow Film Fest

Erdem Tepegöz “Zerre” wins main prize at Moscow Film Fest

PanARMENIAN.Net - Zerre (Particle) by Turkish director Erdem Tepegöz collected the Golden St George, the main prize of the 35th Moscow International Film Festival, which drew to a close in the Russian capital late on June 29, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The social drama, centered on unemployed Zeynep who lives with her old mother and disabled daughter in an abandoned apartment, also brought its main star, Jale Arikan, the best actress’ award.

The best director’s award went to South Korea’s Jung Young-heon for his film Le-ba-non Kam-jeong (Lebanon Emotion), a drama about a man dealing with the loss of his mother.

Russian actor Alexei Shevchenkov was awarded for his role in Andrei Bogatyrev’s Iuda (Judas), based on a novella by 20th century Russian author Leonid Andreyev.

The jury’s special prize was awarded to the Japanese movie Sayonara keikoku (The Ravine of Goodbye) by Tatsushi Ômori, a story about a complex relationship between a rapist and his victim.

Russia’s Rustam Ilyasov collected the best short film award for his film Zamok Elfov (Elven Castle), and Polish director Paweł Łoziński picked up the best documentary award for his film Ojciec i syn (Father and Son).

The Stanislavsky Special Prize for The Outstanding Achievement In The Career Of Acting went to Russian actress Ksenia Rappoport.

The ceremony at the theater Rossiya was followed by the screening of the closing-night film Rasputin.

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