The award for Best Feature Film at this year’s edition of the Queer Lisboa festival went to the Argentinean work Marilyn, by Martin Rodriguez Redondo, worth 1,000 euros, was announced on Saturday.
The jury awarded the Best Actress Award to Kristin Thóra Haraldsdóttir for her performance in Isold Uggadóttir’s “And Breathe Normally” (Iceland, Sweden, Belgium – 2018), while the Best Actor Award went to Victor Polster, for her performance in ‘Girl’ (Belgium, Holland – 2018) by Lukas Dhont.
In relation to the Best Feature Film award, the jury considered that it was “a first feature film, with a never manipulative language, a realistic look that proposes a portrait of a heavy society,” being “the battle, lost since the its beginning, beauty and horror where the only possible liberation is the tragedy, which knows no end. “
In the award for Best Actress, the jurifi defended a “noble and subtle interpretation, a character always in control when everything shipwrecked around her, the courage of a woman.”
“Victor Polster” is the film. “It’s not just the genre, it’s an interpretation that crosses gender boundaries.
The jury also attributed a Special Mention to ‘Tinta Bruta’ (Brazil, 2018), made by Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon, considering it “a narrative with an organic language about a generation in an aggressive universe” and “a film representative of a a country that has become a prison for minorities and for their youth. ”
For the Public Prize of the Feature Film Competition, the audience of Queer Lisboa 22 awarded ‘Girl’ (Belgium, Netherlands, 2018), by Lukas Dhont.
In the Documentary competition, the grand prize went to Anthony Chidiac’s’ Room for a Man ‘(Lebanon, USA, 2017, 77′) and Caio Cavechini and Carlos Juliano’s’ Special Mention for Letters to a Book Thief ‘ Barros (Brazil, 2017, 97 ‘).
In this category, the Public Prize was awarded to ‘Lunàdigas – Ovvero Delle Donne Senza Figli’, by Nicoletta Nesler and Marilisa Piga (Italy, 2016, 78 ‘).
For the Short Films, the main prize was awarded to Goran Stolevski’s’ Would You Look At Her ‘(Macedonia, 2017, 18’), Carolina Markowicz’s Special Mention of ‘The Orphan’ (Brazil, 2018, 15 ‘), which also won the Público Prize.
In the ‘In My Shorts’ Competition, the Best School Short Film Award went to Clara Stern’s’ Mathias’ (Austria, 2017, 30′), while the Special Jury Mention was in Lara Zeidan’s’ Three Centimeters’ (United Kingdom, 2017, 9 ‘).
Regarding the Queer Art Competition, the Best Film was’ Inferninho ‘by Guto Parente and Pedro Diogenes (Brazil, 2018, 82′) and Mazen Khaled’s’ Martyr ‘Special Mention (Lebanon, Italy, 2017, 84 ‘).
In the Documentary Competition Audience Award, the award-winning film was ‘Lunàdigas – Ovvero Delle Donne Senza Figli’ (Italy, 2016), directed by Nicoletta Nesler and Marilisa Piga.
The organization believes that “Queer Lisboa 22 thus concludes with a positive note this edition with an increase of viewers compared to its previous edition, showing 100 films from 32 countries.”
Queer Lisboa 23 will take place from 20 to 28 September 2019.