Xavier Dolan’s I Killed My Mother scooped the Golden Pram at the seventh Zagreb Film Festival after also picking up the CICAE and SADC prizes. The festival closed on Sunday (October 25).
It is the latest in a string of successes for Dolan’s film, which swept the board at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight as well as picking up Golden Puffin at Reykjavik and Canwest award for best Canadian feature at Vancouver.
The jury also gave a special mention to Samuel Maoz’s Venice winner Lebanon and praised Radu Jude’s The Happiest Girl In The World, the winner of CICAE award at the Berlinale. Serbain producer Jelena Mitrovic, Turkish director Husseyin Karabey and UK director Dominic Murphy served on the jury.
Golden Pram for the best short film was shared by Holland’s Jochem de Vries’ Missing and Slovenia’s Martin Turk’s Every Day Is Not The Same. Best documentary went to La Vida Loca by recently murdered film-maker Christian Poveda, and Chung-Ryoul Lee’s Old Partner picked up a special mention.
Uros Zivanovic’s Cold Front won the Checkered competition of short Croatian films.