17th CineFest Miskolc

10.09.2021 to 18.09.2021

The Ecumenical Jury in Miskolc 2021 awarded its prize to "Apples" (Mila) by Christos Nikou, which also won the Adolph Zukor Prize of the Ferstival. The festival's main prize, the Emeric Pressburger Award, went to "Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy" (Guzen to sozo) by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi from Japan. The film has already been awarded the Grand Jury Prize (Silver Bear) at the Berlinale 2021. The Fipresci Jury awarded the International Film Critics' Prize to "Espíritu sagrado" (The Sacred Spirit) by Chema García Ibarra from Spain.


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The film Apples – describing a situation that mirrors the difficult pandemic times in which we live – presents a way to deal with loss and to find meaning in life.

With very accurate and minimalistic visuality, the movie leads us to reflect about the healing power of loving your neighbour and living an authentic life beyond the risk of isolation we are facing in our social media society. Furthermore, Apples opens up horizons for discussions and reflections at several levels about human relations, the complexity of every person, and the spiritual meaning of life.