COURTESY OF CHINA DAILY USA: The Chinese movie “Coffin in the Mountain” has been honored with the Grand Prix at the 30th edition of the prestigious Warsaw Film Festival. This is the most important section of the famed international competition. The award was accepted by director Xin Yukun.
The film tells the story of three characters, connected by an accidental killing. The film won the prize “for a challenging narration and a very subtle sense of black humor,” according to the Warsaw Festival jury.
The award for best director was given to Croatian Ognjen Svilicic for the movie “These are the Rules”. Special jury award was granted to the cast of the film “Carmina & Amen” directed by Paco Leon from Spain.
Warsaw Film Festival is considered, among the specialists, as one of the world’s major annual events dedicated to cinema, next to, among others, festival in Cannes, Berlinale, Venice and San Sebastian.
The awards were granted one day before the end of the event. This 30th edition of the Warsaw Film Festival ended Oct 19.