Magazine article Screen International

Rotterdam's Tigers Go to Japan, Sweden, Korea

Magazine article Screen International

Rotterdam's Tigers Go to Japan, Sweden, Korea

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Festival's second Big Screen Award to support Dutch distribution goes to Russia's Another Year.

At the IFFR awards ceremony last night, the winners of three equal Hivos Tiger Awards were:

Anatomy of a Paper Clip (Yamamori clip koujo no atari) by Ikeda Akira (Japan)

The jury said: "Challenging narrative form with precision and economy, this film elevates observations of the absurd in human behavior, and brings it into the poetic domain."

Something Must Break (Nånting måste gå sönder) by Ester Martin Bergsmark (Sweden)

The jury said: "A free-floating personal voyage traces the pains and pleasures of intimacy, recounted in a tender depiction of characters, with a sincere and playful use of cinematographic language."

Han Gong-Ju by Lee Su-Jin (South Korea)

The jury said: "A skilfully crafted and highly accomplished debut - deviating from classicist structure, this film lures the spectator to participate in the pleasures of storytelling through an extraordinary and intricate narrative puzzle."

The jury was comprised of Elia Suleiman; Nanouk Leopold, Edwin; Violeta Bava, and Kiki Sugino.

Each Hivos Tiger Award, for first or second features, comes with a prize of [euro]15,000 for the filmmaker. …

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