Romanian director RaduMihaileanu's Live And Become took the Golden Swan for best film and thebest script prize at this year's Copenhagen International Film Festival.
Mihaileanu's Live AndBecome, about Ethiopian Jews rescued from Sudan by the Israelis in the1980s, opened the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival inFebruary.
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu by Cristi Puiu continued its world wide tour offestival recognition by collecting both the Jury prize and the best actor awardfor Ioan Fiscuteanu. Norwegian Bent Hamer's Factotumwon the best director prize and the best actress award for Lili Taylor.
Richard Hobert from Swedencollected the audience award with Bergman-like drama Harry's Daughters starring Lena Endre. Meanwhile, Gyula Pados took the cinematography prize for his work on Lajos Koltai's
This year's honorary awardswent to Emir Kusturica and Danish director Nils Malmros with lifetimeachievement awards going to both Costa-Gavras and Nicolas Roeg.
Roeg was also head of thejury consisiting of Udo Kier, Susanne Bier, Baltasar Kormákur and ArsineeKhanjian.