Loznitsa's 'My Joy' nabs critics award
MOSCOW — Svetlana Proskurina’s film “Truce,” about a man’s search for himself in a remote provincial town, won the main award at the closing of Russia’s national film festival Kinotavr, Sunday in Sochi.
The film’s lead Ivan Dobronravov picked up best actor for his role.
Sergei Loznitsa’s debut feature “My Joy” — a Russian-language film that is technically a Ukrainian-German co-production, which was in competition in Cannes — took the Russian guild of critics award.
Best debut was Anna Fenchenko’s “Missing Man,” about a computer programmer who loses his grip on reality. Screenplay went to “Reverse Motion” by director/writer Andrei Stempkovsky, a film also set in a remote town where a mother waits for her son, missing in action, to return from a war.
Cinematography went to Roman Vasyanov for his work in Alexander Lungin’s “Act of Nature.”
Best actress was Maria Zvonareva for her part in Dmitri Meshkiev’s “The Man at the Window.”