'And Then We Danced' and 'Homeward' Share Grand Prix at Odessa IFF

AND THEN WE DANCED Still 1 -Directors’ Fortnight selection- Publicity-H 2019
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Alejandro Landes collected the best director award for 'Monos.'

The Sweden/Georgia co-production And Then We Danced, directed by Levan Akin, and the Ukrainian film Homeward, helmed by Nariman Aliev, shared the Grand Prix at the Odessa International Film Festival, whose closing ceremony was held Saturday in the Ukrainian port city.

And Then We Danced was also honored as the international competition's best film, and the drama's star, Levan Gelbakhiani, picked up the best actor prize.

Meanwhile, Alejandro Landes collected the best director award for Monos, which was co-produced by Colombia, Argentina, the Netherlands, Uruguay, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

The Norwegian film The Men's Room, directed by Peter Sommer and Jo Vemud Svendsen, was tapped as best European documentary, while My Father Is My Mother's Brother, directed by Vadym Ilkov, collected the best film award in the Ukrainian national competition.

French actress Catherine Deneuve received a lifetime achievement Golden Duke award.

Odessa IFF, Ukraine's main international film event, was held for the tenth time this year.