Magazine article Screen International

Little England Wins Best Film in Shanghai

Magazine article Screen International

Little England Wins Best Film in Shanghai

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Greek period drama Little England was awarded three major prizes, including best film, at the Golden Goblet Awards of this year's Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF, June 14-22).

The competition jury, headed by Gong Li, also gave the film the best director prize, which was accepted in person by Pantelis Voulgaris, and best actress for the performance of Pinelopi Tsilika, who also attended the awards ceremony.

The Jury Grand Prix went to The Uncle Victory, directed by China's Zhang Meng, a film that was mired in controversy earlier in the week when it emerged that one of its stars, Huang Haibo, had been convicted for having sex with a prostitute. The film was not shown to press or public and questions about the lack of screenings were not answered at a SIFF press conference.

The best actor prize went to Thailand's Vithaya Pansringarm for his role in Tom Waller's The Last Executioner, based on the true story of a rock'n'roll guitarist who becomes an executioner. …

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