‘Elina’ tops Cinema Jove fest

Haro pic nabs Valencia Moon kudos

MADRID — Finnish helmer Klaus Haro’s debut feature “Elina” took the top Valencia Moon award at the 18th Cinema Jove film fest, Spain’s biggest showcase for first and second-time directors, which wrapped Saturday.

Set in a remote part of northern Sweden in the early 1950s and starring Ingmar Bergman thesp Bibi Andersson, “Elina” is about a nine-year-old Finnish girl who refuses to speak Swedish at school. It won a Crystal Bear at this year’s Berlinale Kinderfilmfest.

Opening June 14 with Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later,” this year’s Cinema Jove included tributes to Richard Lester, Polish toon director Piotr Dumala and a panorama of recent Argentinian cinema.

Cinema Jove’s short-film top prize was shared by “Exit” from Switzerland’s Benjamin Kempf and “Ngay Gio” from the U.S.’s Ham Tram.

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