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‘Labyrinth’ tops Fantasy at Oporto

'Desencanto' takes jury prize

Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth,” fresh off its three Oscar wins, landed the best film and actor (Sergi Lopez) prizes in the Fantasy section of the 27th edition of the Oporto Intl. Film Festival (Fantasporto) — Portugal’s biggest filmfest — which wrapped Sunday.

Another Spanish production, “Crossing Borders” (Un Franco, 14 Pesetas) by Carlos Iglesias, won the top film award and the director nod in the Director’s Week section; Mexican production “Histórias del Desencanto,” by Alejandro Valle, won the special jury prize.

Asian cinema, which competes in the Fantasy and Director’s Week sections and also has its own Orient Express competitive section, was the other big winner at the event.

In the Fantasy section, Bong Joon-Ho won the director kudo for South Korea’s “The Host.”

In Director’s Week, Jung-Woo Ha won the actor nod for South Korea’s “Time” by Kim Ki-Duk, and Isabella Leong won actress for “Isabella,” a China-Hong Kong co-prod.

Chinese-led productions “Isabella,” by Ho Cheung Pang, and “The Promise,” by Chen Kaigé, won best film and special jury prizes, respectively, in the Orient Express section.

The prestigious Méliès D’Argent prize was awarded to French production “Renaissance,” from Christian Volkman.

Portuguese cinema, which only rarely wins awards at the fest, saw “Suicide on Demand” by Artur Serra Araújo win a special jury award in Director’s Week.

Fes attendance this year was slightly lower than normal, with 85,000 admissions for 200 screenings.

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