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The 75th Festival de Cannes.  The critics jury awarded Leila’s Brothers by Iranian Saeed Roustaee (Iran, 2 h 49, 2022, Elle Driver, photo above) as best film in competition, “for the director’s ability to craft an engaging story, very dense of cultural insights, drawing a microcosm of dysfunctional patriarchy”. Best film in “Un Certain Regard”: The Blue Caftan by Maryam Touzani (Morocco). Best first feature in the parallel sections: Love According to Dalva by Belgian Emmanuelle Nicot, “a well-crafted narration of a teenage girl’s return to normal life against incest and pedophilia”, presented in the Critics Week. Details

At the 21st Transilvania International Film Festival, our jury followed the “Romanian Days” competition. Immaculate by Monica Stan and George Chiper-Lillemark was selected best film. More

Guadalajara. At the festival our jury enjoyed the national competition (the Mezcal Awards) and presented the critics’ prize to Courage by Rubén Rojo Aura, for linking the story of a family crisis with today’s Mexico. More

Istanbul. Asli Ildir reviews the new Turkish movie Ela and Hilmi with Ali by debut director Ziya Demirel, “a dramatic triangle story”. More


FIPRESCI-India announces the feature film Barah by Barah (India, 2021) by Gaurav Madan as the Winner of the FIPRESCI-India Grand-Prix-2021. Discover more here.

Vjosa Berisha, a pioneer in the cinema of Kosovo, founder and director of the Prishtina International Film Festival – PriFest, a producer and a member of European Film Academy, died aged 50 on June 23 in a London hospital. An obituary

Vjosa Berisha,
founder and director of the
PriFest (Kosovo)