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Ghent prize goes to Russian pic ‘Elena’

Belgian fest awards $59,000 cash prize

Russian helmer Andrei Zvyaginstev’s “Elena” won the Grand Prix for best film at the 38th Ghent Film Festival on Wednesday, in a field that included Sean Durkin’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”

Belgian filmmaker Jessica Woodworth chaired the jury that announced the prize, which carries with it €43,000 ($59,000) and support for local release of the film.

Other winners included Pauline Gay’s short “Demain, ca sera bien,” from France, and Belgian entry “The Invader,” directed by Nicolas Provost, for music (Sacha Galperine, Evgueni Galperine) and sound design (Senjan Jansen).

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