The Seminci jury has valued “the multiplicity of human issues” dealt with in the film by the Chinese director
The international jury of the Valladolid International Film Week (Seminci) has awarded the Golden Spike to the film return the dust, by Chinese director Li Ruijun. The Silver Spike has been connected to Quiet by Girlfrom the Irish director, Colm Baird.
The Seminci international jury, chaired by the Irish actress Kate O’Tooleone of the protagonists of Dublinersof John Hustonhas decided to grant the golden spike, the highest award to Return the dust for “the multiplicity of human issues” that the film deals with. “It is a song to the idea of surviving with dignity when we have erased our identity,” he said.
return the dust deals with the survival of the humble and simple Ma and the shy Cao, expelled from their respective families and forced to contract an arranged marriage. In the midst of adversity, a bond begins to forge between them, as both Ma and Cao, in tune with the cycles of the Earth, create a refuge in which they can thrive. A story about eternal love, against all odds.
The silver spikefor its part, granted to quiet girlwhich has also received the public award with a score of 4.62 out of 5, and the Fipresa Awardhas gone to the film of the Irish director colm baird“for dealing with a very difficult subject without mentioning it directly and for representing a subject that was very present in all the films of the Festivalthat of reception and care”.
The jury also wanted to state that “it has been pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic response of the public to the chosen films”. “We all know that the Festival and movies are nothing without the public. It is very important to support quality auteur cinema”, he stated.
The award for Best Actor has been, ex aequo, for Ivan Barnev Y Karra Elejalde by Vasilfrom the Valencian Avelina Prat; and the one of the Best actress for the actress of Moroccan and Spanish origin, born in Brussels, Lubna Azabalby Le bleu du Caftanby Maryam Touzan
The Golden Spike Short Film has gone to Emotional Architecture 1959from the Cantabrian len siminiani.