14-10-2017 12:40


The fantastic fable 'Jupiter's Moon' wins Sitges 2017

The Special Jury Award goes to the Norwegian supernatural drama 'Thelma'; and French director Coralie Fargeat wins best direction with her debut feature film 'Revenge'

The 50th Sitges 2017 - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia comes to an end today with a list of award winners rewarding European film. The Hungarian Kornél Mundruczó –author of the extraordinary White God–, a director who has always intelligently introduced the fantastic element in his movies, walked away with the award for Best Feature Length Film for Jupiter’s Moon, a fantastic fable that boasts a stunning production design. Jupiter’s Moon also picked up the award for best visual effects. The award for best direction went to French director Coralie Fargeat who, with a violent movie containing certain nods to 1970s classics, shot a dazzling debut film: Revenge. The list of award winners At Sitges 2017 illustrates a Festival that has obtained record-breaking numbers, with a 10% increase in ticket sales

Jupiter’s Moon dazzled audiences and its, director Kornél Mundruczó –author of the extraordinary White God– brought complicity to Sitges and demanded social awareness for one of the great dramas of our times: immigration. Mundruczó will be collecting the Award for Best Feature Length Film in the Official Selection at Sitges 2017’s special closing gala, to be held this evening at La Fragata to commemorate the Festival’s 50th anniversary. The gala features La Fura dels Baus and is produced by La Xarxa per a la Comunicació Local

The list of awards at Sitges 2017 acknowledges the roles of Marsha Timothy in Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts and Rafe Spall in The Ritual. The Catalan filmmakers Pintó & Caye also received the award for best short film with R.I.P and the Audience Appreciation Award for Matar a Dios. The José Luis Guarner Critics’ Award was ex aequo for two movies that arrived with the guarantee of the awards chalked up at the Austin and Locarno Festivals, the Brazilian As boas maneiras; and the award for best screenplay at the Cannes Festival, the film by Greek director Yorgo Lantinos The Killing of a Sacred Deer.


Sitges 50 Official Fantàstic Selection 

Millor pel·lícula / Mejor película / Best Feature Length Film: JUPITER’S MOON, by Kornél Mundruczó 

Premi especial del jurat / Premio especial de Jurado / Special Jury Award: THELMA, by Joachim Trier 

Millor direcció (sponsored by Gas Natural Fenosa) / Mejor dirección / Best Director: Coralie Fargeat, for REVENGE 

Millor interpretació femenina / Mejor interpretación femenina / Best Actress: Marsha Timothy, for MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS 

Millor interpretació masculina (sponsored by Autolica – Mercedes Benz) / Mejor interpretación masculina / Best Actor: Rafe Spall, for THE RITUAL 

Millor guió / Mejor guion / Best Screenplay: Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt, for THELMA 

Millors efectes especials / Mejores efecto especiales / Best Special Effects: Ferenc Deák, for JUPITER’S MOON 

Millor fotografia / Mejor fotografía / Best Cinematography: Andrew Droz Palermo, for A GHOST STORY 

Gran premi del públic (sponsored by La Vanguardia) / Gran premio del público / Grand Audience Appreciation Award: MATAR A DIOS, by Albert Pintó & Caye Casas          

Millor curtmetratge / Mejor cortometraje / Best Short Film: R.I.P, by Pintó & Caye


Focus Àsia 

A SPECIAL LADY, by Lee An-kyu 

Menció especial / Mención especial / Special mention: MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS, by Mouly Surya



Millor pel·lícula / Mejor película / Best Feature Length Film: THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND: DIRECTOR’S CUT, de Ryoo Seung-wan


Panorama Fantàstic 

Millor pel·lícula / Mejor película / Best Feature Length Film: CREEP 2, by Patrick Brice



Millor pel·lícula / Mejor película / Best Feature Length film: TEHRAN TABOO, by Ali Soozandeh 

Millor curtmetratge / Mejor cortometraje / Best Short Film: HYBRIDS, by Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau and Romain Thirion 


Noves Visions One 

DAVE MADE A MAZE, by Bill Watterson 

Menció especial / Mención especial / Special Mention: KUSO, by steve


Noves Visions Plus 

Millor pel·lícula / Mejor película / Best Feature Length Film: DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME, by Bill Morrison


Noves Visions Petit Format 

Millor curtmetratge / Mejor cortometraje / Best Short Film: HOISSURU, by Armand Rovira


Critics’ Jury 

Premi de la crítica - José Luis Guarner / Premio de la crítica - José Luis Guarner / José Luis Guarner Critics Award 

Ex aequo 

AS BOAS MANEIRAS, by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra



Premi Citizen Kane a la millor direcció novell / Premio Citizen Kane a la mejor dirección novel / Citizen Kane Award for Best New Director  

Coralie Fargeat, for REVENGE 


Millor pel·lícula Discovery / Mejor película Discovery / Best Feature Length Film Discovery 

BRIGSBY BEAR, by Dave McCary


Jurat Carnet Jove / Carnet Jove Jury 

Best Feature Length Film: A GHOST STORY, by David Lowery 

Best Midnight X-Treme Feature Length Film: ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE, by John McPhail


Premi Brigadoon Paul Naschy / Premio Brigadoon Paul Naschy / Paul Naschy Brigadoon Award 

CUERNO DE HUESO, Adrián López 


Samsung Sitges Cocoon 

Millor pel·lícula en realitat virtual / Mejor película / Best Virtual Reality Film: KNIVES, by Adam Cosco 

Menció especial / Mención especial / Special mention: RAY, by Rafael Pavón 

Premi del públic a la millor pel·lícula en realitat virtual / Premio del público a la mejor película / Audience Appreciation Award for Best Feature Length Film: ALTERATION, by Jérôme Blanquet



Méliès d’argent a la millor pel·lícula / Meliés de plata a la mejor película / Silver Melies Award for Best Feature Length Film: THELMA, by Joachim Trier

Méliès d’argent al millor curtmetratge / Meliés de plata al mejor cortometraje / Silver Melies Award for Best Short Film: EXPIRE, by Magalí Magistry 


Blood Window 

MADRAZA, by Hernan Aguilar 

Menció especial a la millor actriu / Mención especial a la mejor actriz / Special Mention for Best Actress: Isabél Zuaa, for AS BOAS MANEIRAS 


SGAE Nova Autoria Awards 

Millor curtmetratge / Mejor cortometraje / Best Direction: CELEBRACIÓ, by Pau Cruanyes and Gerard Vidal 

Millor guió / Mejor guion / Award for Best Screenplay: Anna Agulló, for UNA CAJA CERRADA 

Millor música original / Mejor música original / Best Original Music: Joan Masats, for SESGO, UNA HISTORIA DE PREJUICIOS Y GOLOSINAS 

Menció especial / Mención especial / Special Mention: LA FUGA DE LOS 45, for Cristina Caamaño





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