Grand Prix 2018
GRAND PRIX 2018 – BY ORANGE LUXEMBOURG: 10,000€
by Samuel Maoz
PITY by Babis Makridis
FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz was awarded the GRAND PRIX BY ORANGE LUXEMBOURG, worth 10,000€, at the Awards Night on 3rd March 2018 at Kinepolis Kirchberg. Lead actor LIOR ASHKENAZI accepted the award in person on behalf of the entire film’s team. An honourable mention was presented to PITY by Babis Makridis.
Statement by the International Jury (ATOM EGOYAN (Jury President), BRUCE McDONALD, ANNE SEIBEL, LEONOR SILVEIRA and STÉPHAN ROELANTS)
“The Jury was very impressed by the general quality of the Competition and has come to two unanimous choices.
For its superbly controlled tone and innovative use of classic devices – such as the chorus –, we discovered a truly perverse and unexpected Greek tragedy. We unanimously award our honourable mention to PITY.
For the Grand Prix by Orange we have chosen the brilliant Israeli film FOXTROT which excels in every aspect to tell a powerful and haunting tale about the loss of innocence, both at a personal, familial, and, most provocatively, at a state level. Well done!“
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