Magazine article Screen International

Zigzag Kid Wins Young EFA Award

Magazine article Screen International

Zigzag Kid Wins Young EFA Award

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Young juries in nine European cities elect Dutch film by Vincent Bal.

Teen adventure The Zigzag Kid, directed by Vincent Bal, has won the European Film Academy (EFA) Young Audience Award 2013.

Based on a novel by David Grossman, the film centres on 13 year-old Nono who meets master-burglar Felix on a train and makes discoveries about his family's past.

It beat Patrice Leconte's The Suicide Shop and Bernd Sahling's UPSIDEdown to the top prize.

More than 600 youngsters, aged 12-14, watched the three nominated films on Young Audience Film Day [May 5] before discussing the films and electing their favourite.

The audiences were in Copenhagen (Denmark), Erfurt (Germany), Izola (Slovenia), London (UK), Riga (Latvia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Turin (Italy), Valletta (Malta) and Wroclaw (Poland). …

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