Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Mannheim-Heidelberg 2015

A film vibrant with consummate story-telling about an extraordinary person was one of the many good and committed films of the festival  that impressed the Ecumenical Jury in particular. This film is a courageous cinematographic composition: an aesthetic footage that is evocative of painting, with camera work and editing that approaches the tempo and pace of the protagonist, and a sound mixing that is sensitive to atmosphere, music, dialogue and silence. Thus, content and form connect in an impressive way. Fearless of silence and with subtle humor and creativity, we get the very touching and symbolic story  of a man who lives in solitude at the outer edge of society. The film pays tribute to humanity and is a symbol of hope.