Home » Entertainment » ‘Son of Saul’ Wins Top Prize at Zagreb Film Festival

‘Son of Saul’ Wins Top Prize at Zagreb Film Festival

Croatia

Hungary’s contender for foreign language Oscar, Laszlo Nemes’ Holocaust drama Son of Saul, took the top prize at the closing Saturday of the 13th edition of the Zagreb Film Festival…

The Golden Pram award – so-called as the festival concentrates on debut features – came with a $4,250 cash prize.
The jury at festival, Croatia’s leading international film showcase, said the film – a hot favorite to win the Academy Awards’ foreign section – was an “unforgettable and shattering masterpiece.”

There were special mentions for Danish film, A War by Tobias Lindholm and Australia’s Tanna by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler.

Members of the Young Jury

Members of the Young Jury

The Golden Pram for Best International Short Film went to French film A Few Seconds by Nora El Hourch, while Golden Pram for Best Croatian Film went to The Beast by Daina O. Pusic.

Geza Rohrig - Son of Saul actor

Geza Rohrig – Son of Saul actor

During the nine-day festival, more than 110 films were screened at six locations. The international competition included 13 features and 10 short fiction films, and the Croatian competition in the Checkers section screened 11 films. Apart from the main programme, the festival also had 12 special programmes.

A total of 59 foreign guests including Slavek Horak, director of Czech Oscar candidate, Home Care, attended the festival.

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

The Cult to Play Zagreb

Legendary British rock band The Cult are the latest act confirmed to tour Croatia in the summer. The Cult, who formed in the early 1980s, will play at Zagreb RockFest in the open air Šalata venue on 27 June. It will be the band’s first visit in eight years. Back in 2009 The Cult played...

Legendary Tom Jones to Play Pula Arena this Summer

Legendary Welsh crooner Tom Jones will perform in Croatia this summer. Jones will be back in Croatia again after five years and will play at Pula’s famous Arena on 2 August 2017. He will be in Croatia as part of his European Tour, which will see him take in dates in Austria, Germany and the...

[VIDEO] Official Croatian TOP 10 Singles Chart

We count down this week’s official Croatian Top 10 singles of the week, according to the Croatian Discography Association’s Top40 list. 1. Mia – Bezimeni 2. Mile Kekin – Reno 4 3. Detour – Biram 4. Nina Badrić – Vrati me 5. Opća Opasnost – Kriva si 6. Parni Valjak – Ljubav 7. Toni Cetinski...

[VIDEO] Official Croatian TOP 10 Singles Chart

We count down this week’s official Croatian Top 10 singles of the week, according to the Croatian Discography Association’s Top40 list. 10. Jacques Houdek – My Friend 9. Nikola Marjanović – Gloria 8. Severina – Kao 7. Meritas – Ova ljubav 6. Vanna – Izmiješane boje 5. Pavel – Lažu devedesete 4. Massimo – 1000...

[PHOTOS] Miss Universe Croatia 2017 Finalists

Latest this month Croatia will select its representative for the Miss Universe 2017 pageant. Miss Universe Croatia 2016 Barbara Filipović will crown the new Miss Universe Croatia on 28 April 2017 in Zagreb, which will be broadcast live on TV. The 16 finalists have been found and they are currently based at Zagreb’s Esplanade hotel...