Monday, December 5

The Chinese film ‘Return to dust’, Golden Spike at Seminci 2022

The film ‘Return to dust’, by Chinese director ‘Li Ruijun, has won the Golden Spike at the 67th Valladolid International Film Week (Seminci). The jury notes that “it was difficult for him to describe this film because it covers a multitude of fundamental human issues. What does it mean to ‘have a place on Earth’? The film is a hymn to the idea of ​​surviving with dignity and shows the importance of Nature in our lives and how we discriminate against the marginalized. Does it matter if we’re just dust to dust?

The film ‘The Quiet Girl’, by the Irishman Colm Bairéad, has won the Silver Spike, as well as the Audience and Fipresci awards from the international press, according to the festival’s Palmares made public this Saturday. The film that deals with the complexity of family ties through a girl who is sent to spend the summer with relatives. The jury has awarded the prize “for dealing with a very difficult subject without mentioning it directly, in a very subtle and refined way, and for representing one of the themes that were most present in the films during the festival, that of upbringing and care. ”.

For his part, the Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski has won the ‘Ribera del Duero’ Award for Best Direction for ‘EO’; Frenchwoman of Portuguese origin Cristèle Alves Meira has won the ‘Pilar Miró’ for Best New Direction; the actors Ivan Barnev and Karra Elejalde have shared the Best Actor Award for ‘Vasil’, and the actress of Moroccan and Spanish origin Luabna Azabal the Best Actress for ‘El caftán azul’.

In addition, the International Jury has awarded the ‘Miguel Delibes’ Award for Best Screenplay to Mikhaël Hers, Maud Ameline and Mariette Désert for the French film ‘The Night Passengers’; the one for Best Direction of Photography to Ruben Impens for ‘The Eight Mountains’, a film that has also won the Blogos Award, and the ‘José Salcedo’ for Best Editing, for Kim Sang-Bum for ‘Decision to Leave’.