MOSCOW — Serbian director Nikola Lezaic’s feature debut “Tilva Rosh” — a coming of age story where two young men vie for the attentions of a girl in a decaying town that was once Europe biggest copper mine — won the Heart of Sarajevo award for best film at the closing of the Sarajevo Film Festival on Saturday.
The film also won actor for Marko Todorovic, with actress going to Romanian thesp Mirela Oprisor for her role as the wronged wife in Radu Muntean’s “The Tuesday After Christmas.”
A special jury award went to Hungary’s Kornel Mundruczo for Dutch, German and Austrian co-production “Tender Son — The Frankenstein Project,” about a boy who returns to his family after a long absence only to find they reject him.
In the festival’s short film program, Croatian director Zvonimir Juric took best film for “Yellow Moon.” There were special mentions for “No Sleep Won’t Kill You” (Marko Mestrovic, Croatia) and “Stanka Goes Home” (Maya Vitkova, Bulgaria).
In the documentary competition, best film was Macedonian-German co-production “The Seamtresses,” directed by Biljana Garvanlieva.
A human rights award went to “Mila Seeking Senida” by Croatian director Robert Tomic Zuber.