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Anora (Sean Baker)
Die Preisträger
2024 was the year of women in Cannes, and this was clearly reflected in the awards. Although the Palme d'Or went to a man, to the American Sean Baker, his film "Anora" however has a combative female protagonist in Mikey Madsen. In his acceptance speech, Baker dedicated the award to all female sex workers.
Douglas Fahleson, president of the Ecumenical Jury, reports about the 2013 festival and reflects its cultural and histrical context
The 42nd General Assembly of the International Church Film Organisation INTERFILM took place in Hanover from 7-9 June 2013. It elected Julia Helmke as its new president.
With pastor Julia Helmke the General Assembly of INTERFILM 2013 in Hannover elected a woman as president for the first time.
Le Passé is another triumph for writer/director Asghar Farhadi.
The WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award for 2012 has been given to the Swiss documentary "Forbidden Voices" directed by Barbara Miller.
At the Göteborg International Film Festival 2013 the Angelos, the Church of Sweden Film Award, has been given to "Godheten" (The Goodness) by Stefan Jarl (Sweden 2012)
An interesting phenomenon emerging in a number of films shown at the Montreal Festival of World Films this year is a focus on death as a natural and acceptable part of life, rather than on death as the feared enemy of life. Three films in particular stood out, says jury member Marjorie Suchocki.
Jury member Alyda Faber reports about the Berlinale 2012