47th International Short Film Days Oberhausen

03.05.2001 to 08.05.2001

The Iranian film "Mahkom" (Convicted), directed by Mehdi Boostani, is the winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury in Oberhausen 2001. The film got a Special Mention by the international festival jury as well. The Ecumenical Jury aewraded two Commendations in addtion: to "Le chapeau" (The Hat) by Michèle Cournoyer from Canada, and to "Afta" (Day After Day) by Kornél Mundruczó from Hungary. The Grand Prix of the City of Oberhausen was awarded to a film from Estonia, "Teekond nirvanaasse" (The Way to Nirvana) by Mait Lais. The Fipresci (International Film Critics) Jury awarded "Yorokobi" (Factory Girl) by Hiroyuki Matsumara from Japan. 


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Using clear formal structures and an economical visual language, the film captures the looks and gestures of people in situations of injustice and powerlessness. A spectacular and sustainable plea against arbitrary exercise of power.