DOCUMENTARY AWARD BY BGL BNP PARIBAS
DOCUMENTARY AWARD BY BGL BNP PARIBAS: OVER THE LIMIT by Marta Prus
LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE de Gustavo Salmerón
DOCUMENTARY JURY: Mimi Plauché (President), Erfan Rashid, Luke W. Moody, Tomás Baltazar, Yaara Ozery
“It was our pleasure to serve on the Documentary Jury here at the Luxembourg City Film Festival. It was a very difficult decision to come to a consensus, so many great films to choose from.
For its joyful portrait of a larger-than-life character, director Gustavo Salmerón’s own mother, Julia, whose captivating performance and joie-de-vivre envelop all around her and, in turn, the audience, a special mention goes to LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE.
This film is an unconventional and aesthetically astute sports documentary portraying a young woman balancing athletic commitment with personal endurance. It’s a singular vision, identifying a fragile character, following her through a powerful transition to liberation. After much deliberation, we’re very pleased to award the Documentary Award to OVER THE LIMIT by Marta Prus.”
The DOCUMENTARY AWARD by BGL BNP PARIBAS, worth 5,000 €, will be presented during the festival's award ceremony on the 3rd March 2018 at Kinepolis Kirchberg.