Finland festival honors ‘Milan’

Kezele's short film wins top honors

German helmer Michaela Kezele’s 23-minute short “Milan” won the Grand Prix at Finland’s 37th Tampere Film Festival on Sunday night.

Kezele’s anger at the 1999 NATO air raids of Belgrade inspired her to make the pic, about a young boy who finds a NATO pilot whose parachute is tangled in a tree.

The Risto Jarva Prize went to Panu Heikkila’s 55-minute “Nature and Health,” about the flood of Russian immigrants into Finland.

The festival held a tribute to 84-year-old Jonas Mekas, the godfather of American avant-garde film, who was present at the event.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading