Kynodontas (Dogtooth)

Giorgos Lanthimos’ film Kynodontas (Dogtooth) took the top prize, KINGFISHER Award, at the 21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) held in the Slovenian capital, November 10 – 21.

Dogtooth, the film about a husband and wife who keep their children imprisoned within their house and pretend that this is normal, has won numerous film festivals awards including the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and has officially been submitted as Greece’s entry for the Foreign Language Film Category of the Academy Awards.

21st LIFFe award-winners

KINGFISHER Award

Dogtooth
Kynodontas
By: Yorgos Lanthimos
Greece, 2009

Special Mentions

To the Sea
Alamar
By: Pedro González-Rubio
Mexico, 2009

The Wind Journeys
Los viajes del viento
By: Ciro Guerra
Columbia, The Netherlands, Germany, Argentina, 2009

DRAGON Audience Award

Technotise: Edit and I
Režija: Aleksa Gajić
Srbija, 2009

FIPRESCI Prize

The Unloved
By: Samantha Morton
Great Britain, 2009

BEST SHORT FILM Award

A Bike Ride
By: Bernard Attal
USA, 2009

 

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