59th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg

11.11.2010 to 21.11.2010
Mannheim and Heidelberg

The members of the jury (left to right): Marisa Villareale, (Germany) - President, Nathalie Resch, (Austria), Peter F. Stucki, (Switzerland), Alina Birzache, (Romania), and Lothar Strüber, (Germany)

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Awards of the Ecumenical Jury

Hold Me Tight
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With a subtle but intense plot development, the film tells of the daily school routines of four teenagers, which is full of peer pressure and power games. Their silent cry for love and attention is not being heard by their parents, who are too busy with themselves and their own problems. By means of a very responsible and sensitive guidance of the adolescent actors, as well as aesthetic, thoroughly arranged imagery, the director lays the foundation of a wider social debate very artistically.

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