34th International Film Festival Comes to and End in Moscow

Image: RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Chesnokova

The 34th International Film Festival in Moscow has come to an end and the red carpet has been removed as celebrities from around the world head home.

The festival closed with French actress Catherine Deneuve’s romantic comedy “Beloved”, which was directed by Christophe Honore. Deneuve was also awarded the Stanislavsky special award for her achievements in acting.

“Junkhearts” star Eddie Marshal received the prize for best actor while the festival’s main prize, the Golden George, went to the British film by Tinge Krishman. A special jury prize called the Silver George was awarded to “Expiration Date” by Kenya Marquez from Mexico and Russia’s Andrey Proshkin won the Silver George for the best director for “The Horde Roza Hairullina”.

“The Wreckers” by British D.R. Hood won the Perspectives competition while Malik Bendjelloul’s “Searchin for Sugarman” was named best documentary. The prize for best short film went to Till Nowak’s “The Centrifuge Brain Project”.

U.S. director Tim Burton was presented with a special prize for an outstanding contribution to the world cinema.

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