‘Orangutans’ nabs Milan prize

'Slow Mirror' takes Aprile award

MILAN — Helmer Gustavo Spolidoro’s debut “Still Orangutans” scooped the competish film kudo at the Milan Film Festival, which wrapped Sunday.

Jurors thought the Brazilian slacker pic was a testament to “young, skilled and vivacious” filmmaking.

Quirky Hungarian comedy “Lassu TukOr” (Slow Mirror) took the Aprile prize, which is voted for by all the members of the individual juries.

Pic, about the thin veil between dreams and reality, was helmed by Igor and Ivan Buharov.

“La Maison en petits cubes” (The House of Small Cubes), by Japan’s Kunio Kato, won the prize for animated picture.

“The Blindness of the Woods” tickled the fest’s organizers, who chose the Martin Jalfen and Javier Lourenco-helmed porn parody as their favorite pic.

A delegation from the British Film Institute handed the prize for best short to Runar Runarsson for “Smafuglar” (Two Birds). Jurors admired the “maturity” of the direction and the “intensity” it created.

Fest ran Sept. 12-21.

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