Documentary Award 2018
DOCUMENTARY AWARD 2018 – BY BGL BNP PARIBAS: 5,000€
OVER THE LIMIT
by Marta Prus
LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE (MUCHOS HIJOS, UN MONO Y UN CASTILLO) by Gustavo Salmerón
The Documentary Jury made up of MIMI PLAUCHÉ (Jury President), ERFAN RASHID, LUKE W. MOODY, TOMÁS BALTAZAR and YAARA OZERY presented the DOCUMENTARY AWARD BY BGL BNP PARIBAS (worth 5,000€) to Marta Prus, the director of the winning film OVER THE LIMIT. An honourable mention was granted to LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE (MUCHOS HIJOS, UN MONO Y UN CASTILLO) by Gustavo Salmerón.
“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 €, was presented during the Festival's Awards Ceremony on 3rd March 2018 at Kinepolis Kirchberg.
Photo: Over the Limit © TELEMARK Sp. z o.o. 2017