Bosnian director Srdjan Vuletic's Sarajevo-set crime caper SummerIn The Golden Valley haswon the jury prize for best narrative feature at the seventh Bermuda InternationalFilm Festival (BIFF).
"The film is very lyrical, but also very tough," narrativefeatures jury chair Willem Dafoe said in a statement. "It is poetic but notsentimental. Even though the genre is familiar to us, the story is told in avery fresh, character-driven way that undermines and toys with our expectationsand normal patterns of empathy."
Other main festival prizes were won by Zana Briski and RossKauffman's Born Into Brothels (best documentary feature) and Andrea Arnold's Wasp (Bermuda shorts award).
Chris Shepherd's film Dad's Dead earned an honourable mention in theshort film category.
Seventy-one films from 26countries screened at BIFF 2004, the largest line-up ever.