Erdem Tepegoz's 'Zerre' Wins the Main Prize at Moscow Film Festival

Zerre - P - 2013

Jung Young-heon is awarded the best director prize.

MOSCOW -- Zerre (Particle) by Turkish director Erdem Tepegoz collected the Golden St George, the main prize of the 35th Moscow International Film Festival, which drew to a close in the Russian capital late on June 29.

The social drama, centered on Zeynep, who lives with her old mother and disabled daughter in an abandoned apartment, also brought its main star, Jale Arikan, the best actress award.

The best director award went to South Korea’s Jung Young-heon for his film Le-ba-non Kam-jeong (Lebanon Emotion), a drama about a man dealing with the loss of his mother.

Russian actor Alexei Shevchenkov was awarded for his role in Andrei Bogatyrev’s Iuda (Judas), based on a novella by 20th century Russian author Leonid Andreyev.

The jury’s special prize was awarded to the Japanese movie Sayonara keikoku (The Ravine of Goodbye) by Tatsushi Omori, a story about a complex relationship between a rapist and his victim.

Russia’s Rustam Ilyasov collected the best short film award for his film Zamok Elfov (Elven Castle), and Polish director Pawel Lozinski picked up the best documentary award for his film Ojciec i syn (Father and Son).

The Stanislavsky Special Prize for outstanding achievement in acting went to Russian actress Kseniya Rappoport.

The ceremony at the theater Rossiya was followed by the screening of the closing-night film Rasputin.