'Tango Libre' Wins Grand Prix at Warsaw International Film Festival

Tango Libre

Poland’s Andrzej Jakimowski picks up the best director award for "Imagine."

MOSCOW -- The French/Belgian/Luxembourg co-production Tango Libre, directed by Frédéric Fonteyne, won the Grand Prix at the 28th Warsaw International Film Festival, which drew to a close in the Polish capital on Saturday.

Poland’s Andrzej Jakimowski picked up the best director award for Imagine, co-produced by Poland, the U.K., Portugal and France. The Romanian/French comedy Despre oameni ?i melci (Of Snails and of Men), directed by Tudor Giurgiu, won the Special Jury Award.

The Hungarian/German film Drága besúgott barátaim (Dear Betrayed Friend), directed by Sára Cserhalmi, was announced the winner of the 1-2 Competition, in which directors’ first and second features take part. Los Salvajes (The Wilde Ones) by Argentine’s Alejandro Fadel earned a special mention.

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The Iranian film Paziraie Sadeh (Modest Reception), directed by Mani Haghighi, became the winner in the competition Free Spirit, focused on independent and experimental cinema.

Micha? Marczak’s F--k for Forest, a Polish/German production, won in the documentary competition, and The World Before Her by Canada’s Nisha Pahuja was given a special mention.

A Story for the Modlins by Spanish director Sergio Oksman collected the main prize in the short film competition.

The FIPRESCI Award for best debut from Eastern Europe went to the Russian movie Doch (The Daughter), directed by Alexander Kasatkin and Natalya Nazarova.