Reaching its eighth edition, the Cinepolitica International Film Festival established its winners on Sunday, April 21. The movie Eternal Winter, directed by Attila Szász, commemorating hundreds of thousands of Hungarians deported in the forced labor camps, won the Cinepolitica Trophy.
In addition to the grand prize, the jury also offered a special distinction for the Best Political Movie in the competition, awarded to Murer – Anatomy of a trial (directed by Christian Frosch), while the documentary Omul Rosu (directed by Mugur Varzariu) and the feature The Dive (directed by Yona Rozenkier) have been awarded a Special Mention.
Already awarded at important film festivals, Eternal Winter conquered both the audience and the jury of the festival, who awarded the Cinepolitica Trophy “for the profound subject, the ample production and the outstanding cinematographic quality”.
Murer – Anatomy of a trial , a film that shared with s one of the most known trials in Austria and which turned a court room in a front of ideologies and abominable things, was appreciated by the Cinepolitica jury and awarded with the Best Political Movie Award “for the terrible historical revelations and for the psychological tension carefully directed”.
Omul Rosu (directed by Mugur Varzariu) was also appreciated by the three members of the jury, and received a special mention for the “acuity, humor and originality in approaching a subject of the current Romanian reality”.
This year, the jury of the competition consists of Bogdan Ficeac – a Romanian writer, screenwriter and journalist, Sever Voinescu – journalist and political analyst, and Dumitru Brotun – Doctor of Philosophy and Lecturer at SNSPA.
From April 18 to 21, at Cinema Elvire Popesco, the Cinepolitica viewers could watch the latest and strongest movies with themes that are mainly political, features, fiction movies or documentaries, brought together under the slogan “Not so politically correct”.