Magazine article Screen International

Leviathan Director Honoured in Haifa

Magazine article Screen International

Leviathan Director Honoured in Haifa

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Other winners include Assaf Korman's Next To Her.The 30th Haifa Film Festival (Oct 9-18) in Israel has closed with the Best Picture Award handed to Next to Her (At li Layla), Assaf Korman's debut featureA jury including Hamburg Film Festival director albert Wiederspiel and Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu, added a Best Script distinction for Liron Ben Shlush, who plays one of the leads in the film, first unveiled earlier this year in Cannes' Directors Fortnight.

Cannes screenplay winner Leviathan won the FEDEORA Film Critics' Award with director Andrey Zvyagintsev, who was the festival's guest of honour, presenting a full retrospective of his films.Sophie Arthuis' The Valley collected the First Film Award as well as a Best Actor for Nave Tsur.For Best Actress, the jury picked Levana Finkelstein for her performance in The Farewell Party (Mita Tova), a black comedy which scored high notes at its Venice and Toronto shows and is now being released in Israel. …

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