Magazine article Screen International

Jaco Van Dormael's 'The Brand New Testament' Wins in Haugesund

Magazine article Screen International

Jaco Van Dormael's 'The Brand New Testament' Wins in Haugesund

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Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael's The Brand New Testament won two prizes at the Norwegian International Film Festival (August 15-21) closing ceremony, which took place yesterday (August 20) at Haugesund's City Hall.

Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael's The Brand New Testament, which will be released in Norway by Another World Entertainment, leftthe ceremony with two awards, including the Sower of Joy prize and the Audience award.

The jury described the film as "an absurd, smart and extremely original film, which deserves to reach a large audience."

The Audience jury added a special mention to Norwegian director Kari Anne Moe's documentary Rebels (Pøbler), which had its world premiere at the festival.

Norwegian film critics voted German director Sebastian Schipper's Victoria Best Film, and the ecumenical prize went to French director David Oelhoffen's Far from Men (Loin des hommes). …

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