‘Atbai’ Fight’ is the best film of Yakutsk International Film Festival
Yakutia 24 TV channel: Following the results of the VI Yakutsk International Film Festival, “Atbai’s Fight” by Adilkhan Yerzhanov from Kazakhstan has been the best film in the main competition.
The film festival in Yakutsk was planned to be held from March 18 to 22. However, on March 18, the organizers decided to provide the jury with the opportunity to watch competitive films online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Over 900 applications from 40 countries have been received to participate in the main and the documentary film categories.
“The best director’s work” nomination is won by Dmitry Davydov with his picture “No God But Me”. The special jury prize in the nomination “For Best Actress” was received by actress Zoritsa Nyusheva for her work in the film “God Exists, and Her Name is Petrunia”.
The film “White, White Day” won in the nomination “Rhythm and color, as a description of a pulsating life.”
“Sea Book“ by Russian director Alexei Vakhrushev is the best documentary. “Best Director’s Work” is won by Tonislav Hristov with the picture “Magic Life of V”. The films “A Man with a Family – A Greenlandic Adventure” and “The Deer Owner” received special mention.
The audience sympathy prize went to the film “The Sun Above Me Never Sets”, directed by Lyubov Borisova.