Magazine article Screen International

'Darkroom' Wins Jerusalem's Sam Spiegel Prize

Magazine article Screen International

'Darkroom' Wins Jerusalem's Sam Spiegel Prize

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The Death Of Black Horses by Kurdistan's Ferit Karahan, a story of family intrigue in a Kurdish village during the First World War, clinched the second prize of $20,000.

The two prizes were donated by the Beracha Foundation.

Darkroom, produced by Amir Harel and Ayelet Kait of Tel Aviv-based Lama Films, is Alcalay's debut feature, after a number of documentary shorts.

Set in a down-at-heel neighbourhood near the central bus station in Tel Aviv, it revolves around the relationship between hot-blooded Armenian Artium, his lover Amir and a free-spirited girl to whom Artium is married-offby his family.

The Death Of Black Horses is Karahan's second film after The Fall From Heaven, which premiered at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and won the best first film at the Ankara International Film Festival last year. …

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