Brazilian title Me You Them (Eu, Tu, Eles), directed by Andrucha Waddington, came away with top honors at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on Saturday night. The film also picked up the best actress award for Regina Case.
Special jury prizes were awarded to Peppermint Candy (Bakha Sating), directed by Korea's Lee Chang-Dong, and Big Animal, directed by well-known Polish actor Jerzy Stuhr from a screenplay by the late Krzysztof Kieslowski.
Best director went to Vinko Bresan for Croation title Marshal Tito's Spirit while best actor was jointly awarded to the UK's Ian Hart for UK-Norwegian co-production Aberdeen, directed by Hans Petter Moland, and Hamid Farokhnezad for Iranian feature The Bride Of Fire (Arous-E Atash).
Special Jury mentions went to French director Bernard Rapp's Une Affaire De Gout and Angels Of The Universe, directed by Iceland's Fridrik Thor Fridriksson.
Admissions at the festival approached 140,000, with nearly twice as many accredited guests as last year. Among the star power gracing the event was Woody Harrelson, a repeat attendee, who came to present a documentary about marijuana, Grass, which he narrates; Alicia Silverstone, who presented Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labours Lost; and Edward Norton, presenting his own Keeping The Faith.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Grand Prix - Crystal Globe:
Me You Them (Eu Tu Eles)
Dir: Andrucha Waddington. Brazil.
Special Jury Prize (ex aequo):
Dir: Jerzy Stuhr. Poland.
Dir: Lee Chang-Dong. Korea.
Vinko Bresan - Marshal Tito's Spirit
Best Actress Award:
Regina Case - Me You Them (Eu Tu Eles)
Best Actor (ex aequo):
Ian Hart - Aberdeen
Dir: Hans Petter Moland. Norway-UK.
Hamid Farokhnezad - The Bride Of Fire (Arous-E Atash)
Dir: Khosro Sina. Iran.
Special Jury Mentions:
Une Affaire De Gout
Dir: Bernard Rapp. France.
Angels Of The Universe
Dir: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson. Ice-Nor-Swe-Ger-Den.
Prize For Outstanding Artistic Contribution To World Cinema:
Vera Chytilova (Czech Republic)
Carlos Saura (Spain)
Prize Of The City Of Karlovy Vary:
Karoly Makk (Hungary)
Mlada Fronta DNES Audience Prize:
Dir: Alan Parker. US-Ireland.