BARCELONA — Finnish helmer Aleksi Salmenpera’s “A Man’s Job” took the Golden Moon of Valencia for pic at the 22nd Cinema Jove, the fest for helmers age 35 and under, which wrapped Saturday.
“Job” is about a man who loses his job, then lies to his wife about his new career as a male prostitute.
Cinema Jove gave a special jury mention to arthouse road movie “Two Looks,” helmed by Valencia’s Sergio Candel.
There was also a good buzz on Joachim Lafosse’s “Private Property,” Kirill Mikhanovsky’s first feature “Fishdreams,” and Joachim Trier’s “Reprise.”
In the short film section, the first prize was for Romanian Radu Jude’s “The Tube With a Hat,” a father-son tale which took top honors at Spain’s Huesca fest a week earlier.
Cinema Jove closed with Julie Delpy’s directorial debut, “2 Days in Paris.” The multi-tasking Delpy, who attended the event, also composed the soundtrack, edited, performed and produced.