Tinge Krishnan's 'Junkhearts' Win the Main Prize at Moscow Intl Film Festival
MOSCOW – Junkhearts by British director Tinge Krishnan was awarded the Golden St George, the best film prize of the Moscow International Film Festival at a ceremony held in the Russian capital on June 30.
The movie, which is Krishnan’s first feature, is centered on Frank, an ex-soldier alcoholic suffering from anxiety attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder. His life takes a new turn when he begins to take care of a teen runaway and finds himself in a triangle also involving her evil boyfriend.
Junkhearts’ star Eddie Marshan was also awarded as the best actor.
The Special Jury Prize, the Silver St George, went to Fecha de Caucidad (Expiration Date) by Mexican director Kenya Marquez, a story of a woman searching for her missing all over Guadalajara.
Russia’s Andrey Proshkin collected the best director’s Silver St George for the historic drama Orda (The Horde), set in the 14th century and focused on events of the Mongol and Tatar invasion of Russia. The film’s lead actress Roza Khairullina picked up the best actress award.
The British movie The Wreckers, directed by D.R.Hood, was awarded as the best film of the Perspectives competition, and Malik Bendjelloul’s Swedish-UK co-production Searching for Sugarman, focused on the obscure 1970s folk rock musician Rodriguez, collected the best documentary prize.
The best short film prize went to The Centrifuge Brain Project by Germany’s Till Nowak.
The Special Prize for An Outstanding Contribution To The World Cinema was awarded to American director Tim Burton, and the Stanislavsky Special Prize for The Outstanding Achievement In The Career Of Acting went to French actress Catherine Deneuve.