Rithy Panh's powerful Frenchdocumentary S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine was this week named asone of the first films to win a prize at the forthcoming European Film Awards.
The film, about thedirector's return to one of Pol Pot's most notorious concentration camps,appears as part of IDFA's reflecting images section. It was awarded TheEuropean Film Academy Documentary 2003 - Prix Arte.
The prize is awarded inco-operation with the European cultural broadcaster Arte and chosen by a jurycomprised of filmmakers Alfredo Knuchel (Switzerland), Ben Lewis (UK) andMichael Muschner (Germany). The award will be presented during the AwardsCeremony at the Arena in Berlin on Saturday, December 6
The other winner to beannounced this week was Marco Bellocchio's Italian film Goodmorning, Night(Buongiorno, Notte), which will pick up the European Film Academy CriticsAward 2003 - Prix Fipresci.