31st Warsaw Film Festival

09.10.2015 to 18.10.2015

Opening film: "Men&Chicken" by Anders Thomas Jensen

Yesterday October 17 the juries at the 31st Warsaw Film Festival awarded their prizes. Boi Neon (Neon Bull) by Gabriel Mascaro from Brasil won the Warsaw Grand Prix. The Ecumenical Jury awarded The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) by Hani Abu-Assad from Palestine. The director got famous by his controversially discussed Paradise Now about Palestinian suicide bombers. The prize for best direction went to Rodrigo Pla for his Un monstruo del mil cabezas (A Monster With a Thousand Heads).

Link: Festival-Website

Award of the Ecumenical Jury

The Idol
The Idol
Directed by:

The film emphasizes the importance of simple values in daily life as family relations and friendship. The message of the film concerns the dignity of every human being, it brings hope and images of normal life in a world of desperation and ruins. Dreams of those children are worth living for and the power of their will and self-confidence can make unbelievable things happen. The songs of this successful young singer are also a metaphor of giving a voice to Palestinians.