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‘Come As You Are’ tops Valladolid

Guediguian, Holland, Yimou also win awards

Madrid– Belgian Geoffrey Enthoven’s crowdpleaser “Come As You Are” topped the 56th Valladolid Festival, one of Spain’s main art pic showcases, on Saturday.

A seriocomedy about three young special-needs men on a road trip to lose their virginity, “Come” won Valladolid’s Golden Spike amid a flurry of further plaudits for social-issue films.

A Cannes Un Certain Regard player, Robert Guediguian’s vintage social drama, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” picked up fest’s Silver Spike and its Audience Award.

A 2 ½ hour-long World War II drama, Agnieszka Holland’s “In Darkness” won director. Turning on a group of Jews hiding in the sewers of Nazi-occupied Lvov, “Darkness” is a Sony Pictures Classics U.S. release and Poland’s Oscar entry.

Meanwhile, Spaniard Paula Ortiz’s “Chrysalis,” about three generations of women in the male-ruled Spain of 1923, 1940, and 1975, nabbed new director.

The birdlike Zhou Dongyu took actress for Zhang Yimou’s Wild Bunch-sold “Under the Hawthorn Tree.”

In one of Valladolid’s toughest face-offs this year, Brendan Gleeson shared actor for John Michael McDonagh’s “The Guard” with Patrick Huard, a standout in Ken Scott’s sperm donor comedy “Starbuck.”

With Canadian Oscar candidate “Monsieur Lazhar” sweeping screenplay and the Fipresci Intl. Federation of Film Critics award, another top winner at Valladolid was French sales company Films Distribution: It has international rights to “Kilimanjaro” and “Lazhar”; its Berlin-based branch, Films Boutique, reps “Come.”

Fest ran Oct. 22-29.

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