22nd Festival International de Films de Fribourg

01.03.2008 to 08.03.2008
Fribourg

Awards of the Ecumenical Jury

The Path
Directed by:
2007

The award goes to the film El Camino by Ishtar Yasin for the universal nature of the denunciation of the scourge called sexual child abuse and the silence that surrounds it, by showing the courage and the determination of a twelve year old girl and her mute brother. With the sophistication  of the subjective image reflecting the children’s look at the enigmatic adult world, the director tells a true tale without pathos or vain pedagogy, the poetic transposition of which is undertaken with purely cinematic means.

Fengming: A Chinese Memoir
Directed by:
2007

A commendation goes to the film He Fengming for the courageous restitution of half a century of China’s Maoist history with a quite conceptional cinematographic installation that depicts the painful relationship of a women with her personal history that became a daily struggle. The exaltation of the extreme richness of her emotions and notably of her conjugal love adds a particular sparkle to this shattering testimony.