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Jean-Charles Hue‘s Eat Your Bones (Mange tes morts) took home best film at the Turin Film Festival. The film looks at a young man in a community of gypsies whose life is turned upside down when his half brother returns from a long prison stint.
Following its premiere in Cannes this year, The Hollywood Reporter said of the film: “French shotgun story combines documentary and film noir traditions for generally compelling results.” Hue cast many people of the Yeniche nomadic peoples, resulting in an authentic look into a rarely seen community.
The film was selected by an international jury headed by Italian director Ferzan Ozpetek. Eat Your Bones also took home the cash prize of $18,700 (€15,000) with the award.
For Some Inexplicable Reason by Gabor Reisz took home the special jury prize. The film, about one nerdy man who finds his mojo after a trip to Lisbon, also won the audience award.
And Eleonora Danco‘s debut film N-Capace about two generations of Romans received the special jury mention.
The best actress prize was tied between Sidse Babett Knudsen in The Duke of Burgundy and Hadas Yaron in Felix and Meira. The latter film also saw Luzer Twersky take home the best actor prize.
Flight of the Conchords comedian Jemaine Clement took home the award for best screenplay with his co-director and co-screenwriter Taika Waititi for their vampire flick What We Do in the Shadows.
The Turin Film Festival closed with a screening of Jean-Marc Vallee‘s Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon.
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