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SIGNIS award at the Havana film festival - 2015

Thursday 17 December 2015, by SIGNIS

Havana, December 17th, 2015 (Gustavo Andújar/SIGNIS). The international jury of SIGNIS at the International Film Festival of New Latin American Cinema, held in this city from the 3rd to the 13th of December, gave its SIGNIS Award to the film Campo Grande (Brazil – France, 2015) by Brazilian film-maker Sandra Kogut (Rio de Janeiro, 1965). In their citation for the award, the jury explained that the film “highlights moral and family values and the firmness of hope, as well as human solidarity and compassion, regardless of social, educational and economic barriers”.

Campo Grande tells the story of 8 years old Ygor and 6 year old Rayane, left by their mother at the doorsteps of Regina’s home, in the luxurious quarter of Ipanema, in Rio de Janeiro, carrying no other ID than a piece of paper with the address of the house and the name of its owner. The children never doubt for a second that their mother will come for them, but will she? The sudden and unexpected irruption of these poor children into Regina’s world, and the search for their mother in a city turned almost unrecognizable by a massive modernization process will forever change the lives of all involved.

The official jury of the Festival also gave the coveted Coral Award for best direction to the film awarded by SIGNIS

The SIGNIS Jury at the Havana Film Festival was composed of Julio César Perea, president, from Cuba, Silvia Finazzi, from Italy, and Jorge Calderón, secretary, also from Cuba. SIGNIS and its predecessor OCIC have constituted juries at the International Film Festival of New Latin American Cinema, in Havana, since the 6th edition of the Festival, in 1984.

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