FESTIVALS: Les Misérables Wins the 26th European Film Festival Palić

    Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly

    PALIĆ: French film Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly received the Golden Tower for Best Film at the 26th edition of European Film Festival Palić. The festival was held in Palić and Subotica from 20 to 26 July 2019.

    Palić Tower for Best Director award went to the Lithuanian Juris Kursietis, while Anna Maria Rossi received a Special Mention for Ajvar, a Serbian / Montenegrin coproduction that world premiered during the festival.

    More than 130 films from all around Europe, divided into 15 programmes, screened in the festival organised by the Open University Subotica.


    Golden Tower for Best Film:
    Les Misérables (France)
    Directed by Ladj Ly 

    Palić Tower for Best Director:
    Juris Kursietis for
    Oleg (Latvia, Belgium, Lithuania, France)
    Produced by Tasse Film (Latvia) 
    Coproduced by InScript (Lithuania), Iota Production (Belgium), Arizona Productions (France)
    Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel, Belgian Tax Incentives, Eurimages and the Lithuanian Film Centre 

    Special Mentions:
    Director Yaron Shani and actor Eran Naim for
    Chained (Israel, Germany)
    Directed by Yaron Shani


    Director Anna Maria Rossi for
    Ajvar (Serbia, Montenegro)
    Produced by Biberche
    Coproduced by Artikulacija
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Film Center of Montenegro

    FIPRESCI Award for Best Film in the Official Selection:
    Les Misérables (France)
    Directed by Ladj Ly

    Critics Jury Award:
    The Harvest (USA, Georgia)
    Directed by Misho Antadze

    Produced by Pantheon Pictures
    Coproduced by Cinemark
    Supported by the Georgian National Film Centre (gnfc.ge)

    Critics Jury Special Mention:
    Actress Martina Apostolova for
    Irina (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Nadejda Koseva
    Produced by Artfest
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, the MEDIA Development Programme, SEEC Network