It's 'Yuri's Day' at Warsaw film festival

24th edition honors Russian director Serebrennikov

MOSCOW -- Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov's "Yuri's Day" was awarded the $40,255 Grand Prix award at the 24th Warsaw International Film Festival, which wrapped Sunday in the Polish capital.

Written by Yuri Arabov, the Russia-Germany co-production centers on prosperous opera diva Lyubov, who travels with her son to her hometown of Yuriev, about 200 kilometers from Moscow, to bid a symbolic farewell before moving to Germany.

The jury special prize went to "The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" by Stefan Komandarev, jointly produced by Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia and Hungary.

The main prize of the festival's 1-2 program for first- and second-time directors went to the Danish film "Go With Peace, Jamil," directed by Omar Shargawi. The Free Spirit Award went to Uros Stojanovic's Serbian-French co-production "Tears for Sale."
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