Venice Film Fest 2010: Awards for Venice Days

September 10, 2010 – The Europa Cinemas jury in Venice comprised four Network exhibitors: Catherine Lemaire (programmer, Churchill cinemas, Le Parc and Sauvenière, Liege – Belgium); Stefan Paul (exhibitor, Kino Arsenal and Kino Atelier, Tübingen – Germany); Koen Van Daele (programmer, Kinodvor Cinema, Ljubljana – Slovenia), and Davide Rampin (programmer and education officer, Multisala Pio X and Excelsior, Padova – Italy). They awarded:

 

LE BRUIT DES GLAÇONS (THE CLINK OF ICE) by Bertrand Blier, France

The jury issued the following statement: "This is an extremely witty film – a pitch black comedy about cancer and alcohol. Blier's anarchic and politically incorrect take on this apparently taboo subject has the same energy and freedom of spirit shown in his earlier films like Les Valseuses. Brilliantly made and performed, the film never preaches and is sure to be enjoyed and spark debate around European arthouses."

 

THE CLINK OF ICE will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional promotion across the network.The Europa Cinemas Label awarded in Venice complements the Labels awarded at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes, Panorama in Berlin, and Karlovy Vary. The film is sold internationally by Wild Bunch.

 

Previous winners of the Europa Cinemas Label at the Giornate degli Autori are:

 

2004: Darwin's Nightmare / Le Cauchemar de Darwin (Hubert Sauper, Austria/France/Belgium)

2005: Le Petit Lieutenant (Xavier Beauvois, France)

2006: Dark Blue Almost Black / Azul Oscuro Casi Negro (Daniel Sánchez Arévalo, Spain)

2007: Tricks / Sztuczki (Andrzej Jakimowski, Poland)

2008: Machan (Uberto Pasolini UK/Germany)

2009: The Last Days of Emma Blank (Alex van Warmerdam, Netherlands/Belgium)