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The award for Best Portuguese Film went to “A Mulher Sem Corpo”, by António Borges Correia, a work that addresses domestic violence.
This year’s winning film, “Suicide Forrest Village”, talks about two girls who are collected near the suicide forest and who, years later, under the house where they live, find a strange box that decimates those who enter contact with her.
The Special Jury Prize went to the film “The Trouble with Being Born”, by Sandra Wollner (Germany), which has already been to the Berlin Festival, and tells the story of an android in the shape of a child, with memories that are worth a lot for its owner, but little for her.
“Post Mortem”, by Peter Bergendy (Hungary), won the Best Achievement Award and Screenplay Award. The film tells the story of a family photo photographer with his dead, who arrives in a village caught by the Spanish flu and who lives surrounded by scary ghosts.
The feature film “A Mulher Sem Corpo”, by António Borges Correia, is the winning film in the category of Best Portuguese Film, at Fantasporto 2021. This feature film talks about a woman who is a victim of domestic violence.
In the Best Special Effects category, the film “O Cemitério das Almas Perdidas”, by Rodrigo Aragão (Brazil), was distinguished, and in the category of Best Short Film Fantasporto 2021, the winning film was “Abracitos”, by Tony Morales (Spain).
The Best Film Prize of the Directors’ Week 2021 fell on “Preparations to Be Together for the Unknown Period of Time”, by Lili Horvát (Hungary), and the Special Jury Prize SR was for the film “Awauta”, by Mile Nagaoka ( Japan).
The 41st edition of the Porto International Film Festival continues until May 4.
Fantasporto returns in 2022, between April 1st and 10th, and will take place at the restored Cinema Batalha.