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The jury highlights of the award-winning film "his magnificent treatment of the theme of separation" in its complexity, avoiding stereotypes and Manichaeism. Special jury mention for the Portuguese film 'Blood of my blood'.

The Iranian film Nader and Simin, a separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin), Asghar Farhadi, was the winner of the prize TVE - Otra Mirada 2011. Grants Televisión Española, official sponsor of the Festival of San Sebastian, to the film which best reflects the struggle of women in the world that surrounds it.

The Portuguese tape Blood of my blood (Sangue do meu Sangue)Section officer, has received the special mention of the jury. Twelve feature films were the award, which is in its fifth edition. As in previous editions, the Prize consists of the acquisition of the rights of the winning film antenna.

The jury of this Edition, formed by Montse Abbad (who also presides over it), Director of La 2; Judith Colell, Vice President of the Film Academy, and Mariasun Landa, writer and Professor of the UPV, has distinguished values in minutes for rewarding to ' Nader and Simin, a separation ', in the Zabaltegi section.

"A magnificent treatment of the theme of separation in its complexity, avoiding stereotypes and Manichaeism. The vision, varied and interesting, four female generations and the analysis of intergenerational situations in the current reality, which crosses the Iran of today and achieves universality. Innovative portrait of characters with virtues and defects, and ambiguous actions that is not set no moral judgment, perhaps because they are immersed in the oppressive atmosphere in which living and the protagonists are developed".

The award-winning film

Nader, abandoned by his wife, hires a young woman to take care of his sick father. But you don't know that women are not only pregnant, but works without the consent of her disturbed husband. Nader soon found in the midst of a tangle of lies, manipulations and confrontations.

Asghar Farhadi became internationally known when his film Kanojo ga kieta hamabe (apropos of Elly, 2009) He received the silver bear for Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival. With his previous tapes, Raghs dar ghobar (2003) and Chaharshanbe soori (2006), also competed in the Moscow and Locarno festivals respectively. Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Nader and Simin, a separation) He was the winner of the last Berlin Festival, where made with the Golden bear for best film, as well as the silver bear for Best Actor and actress.

Blood of my blood, mention of the jury

Marcia is a single mother of two children, works as a cook and shares his home in a suburb of Lisbon with his sister, Ivete, hairdresser in a shopping mall. One day, Claudia, his daughter, who studied nursing and works as a cashier in a supermarket, has his mother that he has fallen in love with one man older than her and married. When Marcia knows it, perceived a serious threat weighing on his family. Joca, the son, is a small dealer who decides to give a blow to his drug supplier, but is caught and his aunt Ivete will have to sacrifice for him to save him.

João Canijo (Lisbon, 1958) has been Assistant Director of Manoel de Oliveira, Alain Tanner and Wim Wenders, and has participated in the section Un Certain Regard in Cannes Festival with his films Ganhar to life (2000) and Noite escura (2003); has also competed in the Venice Festival's Orizzonti section with evil born (2007) and at the Rotterdam Festival with his first film, Three less eu (1985). His filmography also contains Shoes pretos (black shoes1998) and the documentary Lusitanian fantasy (2010).

In this film, the jury highlighted "very fortunate review of narrative elements, both the female traditionally considered dramatic and Visual and aesthetic".

Twelve films candidates

In addition to Nader and Simin, a separation and Blood of my bloodother ten feature films from among those who participate in the 59th Edition of the San Sebastian Festival, chose to award: Albert Nobbs, Rodrigo Garcia (GB, Ireland, USA); The Deep Blue Sea, Terence Davies (GB); Happy End, of Bjorn Runge (Sweden); The reasons of the heart, of Arturo Ripstein (Mexico, Spain); Take this Waltz, of Sarah Polley (Canada) and The Voz dormida, Benito Zambrano (Spain) - officer - section; Zabaltegi-pearls, Do Et maintenant on va où?, of Nadine Labaki (France, Lebanon); and Tyrannosaur of Paddy Considine (GB); and Zabaltegi new directors, Tralas lights, Sandra Sanchez (Spain, Portugal, Argentina) and Urte berri on, amona, of Telmo Esnal (Spain).

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By • Sep 23, 2011
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