13th FilmFestival Cottbus

Festival of East European Cinema
04.11.2003 to 08.11.2003
Cottbus

Awards

The Return
Directed by:
2003

The film shows two brothers approaching puberty who are challenged by a father they neither know nor love. The problems arising in a father – son relationship are shown against the perfect backdrop of a lonely lakeside landscape. With great psychological sensibility the director sketches the individual character of the characters with great psychological sensitivity. This filmic masterpiece is rounded off by outstanding acting by the main characters and finely composed scenes.

More about the festival

Roland Rust, as astute a film critic as he is festival director, hit the nail right on the head when he chose Russian cinema as the focus of the 13th Cottbus Festival of East European Films, scheduled 4-8 November 2003. All three of the competition awards for feature films went to Russian directors, in addition to a special prize in the short film competition. And both the FIPRESCI (International Critics) and the Ecumenical Juries doubled up on the same opinions of the International Jury...