'Albanian' takes special jury prize

MOSCOW — Venezuelan director Marcel Rasquin’s film “Brother” (Hermano), about two boys seeking escape from a slum through soccer, won the main Golden George prize at Moscow Intl. Film Festival.

The festival, which closed its 32nd edition late Saturday after a 10-day run, picked Johannes Naber’s German-Albanian co-production “The Albanian” for a special jury prize. The film also took best actor for Nik Xhelilaj.

Best director went to Poland’s Jan Kidawa-Blonski for “Little Rose.”

Best actress went to Czech Republic’s Vilma Cibulkova for her role in Irena Pavlaskova’s “An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes.”

In the Perspectives competition Polish director Borys Lankosz picked up best film for “Reverse.”

A special prize for outstanding contribution to world cinema went to French director Claude Lelouch and French actress Emmanuelle Beart was given the honorary prize for actors who display outstanding achievement using Method Acting.

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