Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gigante" wins Horizonte Award at San Sebastian

Slightly belated news from the San Sebastian film festival. Adrian Biniez's "Gigante" ("Giant") took home the coveted Horizontes Award, which includes 35,000 euros. Israel Adrian Caetano's "Francia" received a special mention from the jury (and presumably, no money).

Earlier this year, "Gigante" won the Grand Jury Prize Silver Bear, Best First Feature Film and the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin Int’l Film Festival. At San Sebastian, it beat a pretty strong roster that included Cary Joji Fukunaga's "Sin Nombre," Alejandro Fernández Almendras' "Huacho," and Ciro Guerra's "Los Viajes del Viento." You can see the complete lineup here. And for more information on the winners of other categories, click here.

Next up for "Gigante" is the opening night slot at the Go Uruguay! film cycle at the BAMcinématek, October 16-18