STRASBOURG: Two of the three awards distributed at the closing of Etoiles et Toiles du Cinema Europeen on 13 November 2019 went to films from CEE territories.
The Odyssée-Council of Europe Prize for Human Rights went to God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya by Teona Strugar Mitevska, a coproduction between North Macedonia, Slovenia, Belgium, Croatia and France. The film was produced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski, coproduced by Spiritus movens, Entre Chien et Loup, Vertigo , Deuxième Ligne Films, EZ Films, and supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the North Macedonian Film Agency, Viba Film, MEDIA and Eurimages.
The Odyssée-Council of Europe Prize for Artistic Creation went to Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski, a coproduction between Poland, France and the UK. The film was produced by Apocalypso Pictures, Opus Film and MK Productions, and supported by the Polish Film Institute.
A Special Mention was awarded to the film Tel Aviv on Fire by Sameh Zoabi, a coproduction between Luxembourg, France, Israel and Belgium.