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Palm Springs Film Festival Winners Led By ‘Prayers For The Stolen’, ‘A Hero’, ‘Flee’

Mexico’s Oscar-shortlisted Prayers For the Stolen directed by Tatiana Huezo obtained the FIPRESCI Prize for Most constructive International Characteristic Movie on the Palm Springs Movie Competition, which revealed its juried winners Wednesday regardless of being forced to rupture its 2022 version.

The festival, which had been scheduled to escape January 6-17 sooner than being scrapped amid the most up-to-date Covid surge, is believed just a few have to-quit for International Characteristic Oscar contenders, with 36 of the 93 legit submissions this year slated for the lineup.

The FIPRESCI jury furthermore awarded Asghar Farhadi’s Iranian Oscar hopeful A Hero two prizes, for Farhadi’s screenplay and most constructive actor for Amir Jadidi. It obtained three prizes overall, furthermore taking a MOZAIK Bridging the Borders Award.

Agathe Roussell, the megastar of France’s Palme d’Or winner Titane, used to be named most constructive actress by FIPRESCI jurors.

Huezo’s Prayers for the Stolen, which used to be released by Netflix in theaters and on the streaming platform in November, centers on three three young girls jn a mountain town who gain over the homes of oldsters who have fled, dress up as girls folks when no person is searching at, and have a hiding location as their moms educate them to cruise from other folks who flip them into slaves or ghosts. Till one day, when even handed one of many girls doesn’t make it to her hideout in time.

The jury awarded it the finish prize “for a miraculously intellectual portrayal of girlhood beneath siege told with visible exuberance and highly constructive intimacy from the ensemble solid.” The pic furthermore took the festival’s high prize in its Ibero-American sidebar dedicated to the most constructive movies from Latin The United States, Spain or Portugal.

A form of honors bestowed on the present time consist of Denmark’s Fly from Jonas Poher Rasmussen taking Most constructive Documentary, Audrey Diwan’s Going on (France) a success the Current Voices Current Visions award, and South Korea’s Race From Mogadishu a success the Local Jury Award.

Right here’s the beefy list of winners:

FIPRESCI Prize: Most constructive International Characteristic Movie

Prayers For the Stolen (Mexico)


Directed by Tatiana Huezo

FIPRESCI Prize: Most constructive Actor in an International Characteristic Movie

Amir Jadidi


A Hero (Iran)

FIPRESCI Prize: Most constructive Actress in an International Characteristic Movie

Agathe Rousselle


Titane (France/Belgium)

FIPRESCI Prize: International Screenplay

A Hero (Iran)


Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi

Most constructive Documentary Award

Fly (Denmark)


Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Special Mention


The Caviar Connection (France)


Directed by Benoît Bringer

Current Voices/Current Visions Award

Going on (France)


Directed by Audrey Diwan

Special Mention


Wildhood (Canada/Germany)


Directed by Bretten Hannam

Ibero-American Award

Prayers For the Stolen (Mexico)


Directed by Tatiana Huezo

Special Mentions


Medusa (Brazil/USA)


Directed by Anita Rocha da Silveira

7 Lives, 7 Lakes (Spain)


Directed by Víctor Escribano

Local Jury Award

Race from Mogadishu (South Korea)


Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan.

Special Mention


Mission: Pleasure – Discovering Happiness in Timid Situations (USA)


Directed by Louie Psihoyos, Peggy Callahan

MOZAIK Bridging the Borders Award

A Hero (Iran)


Director Asghar Farhadi

Special Mentions


Fright (Bulgaria)


Directed by Ivaylo Hristov

Who We Are: A Fable of Racism in The United States (USA)


Directed by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler

Young Cineastes Award

Yuni (Indonesia)


Directed by Kamila Andini

Special Mention

Any Day Now (Finland)


Directed by Hamy Ramezan 

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