Magazine article Screen International

'A Sort of Family' Leads Argentine Charge at Miami Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

'A Sort of Family' Leads Argentine Charge at Miami Film Festival

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Outsider Pictures to release in US on March 23.

A Sort Of Family

Diego Lerman’s A Sort Of Family (Una Especie de Familia) won the $40,000 Knight Competition grand jury prize for best film as Argentine entries flourished at the 35th annual Miami Film Festival.

A Sort Of Family, nominated for eight Argentinian Academy Awards, was joined the winners’ podium by Pablo Solarz’s Argentina-Spain co-production The Last Suit (El Ultimo Traje), which took the audience award for best feature and opens in the US this week through Outsider Pictures.

The Audience Award for best short film went to The Driver Is Red, a true-crime documentary set in Argentina directed by American filmmaker Randall Christopher.

Jamal Sims’ When The Beat Drops, Vanesa Wilkey-Escobar’s Amigo Skate, Cuba, and Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp’s Liyana shared the $10,000 Knight Documentary Achievement Award. …

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