'Hany' Wins Best Film at Oldenburg Festival

Courtesy of the Oldenburg Film Festival

Michal Samir's Czech-language drama was made in one continous shot

Hany, an experimental drama made in one continuous shot by Czech director Michal Samir, has won the top prize at the 21st Oldenburg International Film Festival, the indie fest known as “Germany's Sundance,” which wrapped on Sunday.

French crime thriller Fever, from director Raphael Neal, received a special mention from the Oldenburg jury.

Newcomer Victoria Schulz won Oldenburg's acting honor, the Seymour Cassel Award, for her starring role in Christian Frosch's Von jetzt an kein Zuruck (From Here On, No Way Back), a period drama co-starring Ben Becker.

Oldenburg's lifetime achievement honor this year went to Australian cult director Philippe Mora (Mad Dog Morgan).

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