DirectorMatias Bize's film (En La Cama) turns on two strangerswho meet, decide to rent a hotel room for a tryst, then unexpectedly spend therest of the night talking.
Thefilm picked up the top prize at Chile's Vina del Mar Festival earlier thismonth.
TheSilver Spike prize went to France's Francois Ozon for Time To Leave (LeTemps Qui Reste), a film which also nabbed best actorkudos for Melvil Poupaud playing a gay fashion photographer facing his ownimminent death.Krystyna Feldman won best actress for her role inKrzysztof Krauze's My Nikifor (Moj Nikifor) fromPoland.
Spain'sown Daniel Cebrian took home best new director for his second film, SecondRound (Segundo Asalto), and fellow Spaniard SantiagoTabernero won the audience prize for Life And Colour (Vida Y Color), a 1975-set coming-of-age tale.
ChristianCarion's Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel), thefestival's closing film which played out of competition, won the FIPRESCIprize.
A one-off 50th anniversary prize was splitbetween Lars von Trier's Manderlay and MichaelHaneke's Hidden (Cache).