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Ecumenical Prize at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Monday 11 July 2016, by SIGNIS

Karlovy Vary, July 11th, 2016 (SIGNIS/INYERFILM). At the 51st Karlovy Vary international film festival, the Ecumenical Jury, appointed by INTERFILM and SIGNIS, awards its Prize to Le Confessioni (The Confessions), directed by Roberto Andò, Italy, France, 2016

Motivation: With a controlled use of symbols and a clear aesthetic, the film opens with a reflection on silence, time and the fallibility of a man as well as the possibility of redemption. It calls for a break with the pragmatic Cynicism and the striving for control in the decision making power in favor of conscience and of a return to basic elements of Christianity.

Synopsis: A charismatic monk named Roberto Salus is a guest at a meeting of G8 finance ministers held at a luxury hotel on the Baltic coast. But who invited the taciturn friar in the snow-white habit? And who killed one of the financiers who are planning radical changes to the world economic order?

The members of the Jury were:

  • Susanne Charlotte Knudstorp, Denmark
  • Maria José Martinez, Ecuador
  • Joel Ruml, Czech Republic
  • Stanislav Zeman, Czech Republic
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