Russian director Andrej Zvjagintsev's The Return and Julie Bertucelli's Since Otar Left have shared the top prize at the 10th Belgrade International Festival of Auteur Films (Nov 23-30).

The Russian film also won the award for best cinematography for Michail Kritchman. Since Otar Left also took the YU-FIPRESCI award.

The jury awarded a special prize to Relationships (Veze), the film debut of local director Jelena Markovic.

The competition of this year's festival featured 19 films, including Claude Miller's La Petite Lili, Pen-Ek Ratanaurang's The Last Life In The Universe, Stephen Frears's Dirty Pretty Things, Alexander Sokurov's Father And Son and Anne Fontaine's Nathalie.