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Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Ida’ Wins Les Arcs Film Fest’s Top Award

“Of Horses And Men,” "Starred Up" and "I Am Yours" are among the other winners at Les Arcs

Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida” has won the Crystal Arrow award at Les Arcs European Film Festival which wraps today in the French Alps.

“Ida,” which is repped by Memento, also earned its two leading thesps, Agata Kulesza and Agata Trzebuchowska, the actress nod. The drama has already won a raft of prizes, including Toronto’s Fipresci award. Music Box will release it in the U.S..

Benedikt Erlingsson’s “Of Horses And Men,” the Icelandic candidate in the Oscar’s foreign language race, snatched up the Grand Jury nod and best music for composer David Dor Jonsson, while Iram Haq’s “I Am Yours” won a Special Jury mention.

Les Arcs’ competition featured 12 feature length films selected by Frederic Boyer, who is also Tribeca’s artistic director. Presided by French helmer/thesp Nicole Garcia, the jury comprised thesps Anna Mouglalis and Anais Demoustier, writer Jonathan Coe, cinematographer Larry Smith, producer Cedomir Kolar and composer Eric Neveux.

Jack O’Connell, the star of David Mackenzie’s “Starred Up,” earned the actor award. “Starred Up,” set to be released in France by Le Pacte and Wild Side, also won the audience choice prize.

The cinematography prize went to Pau Esteve Birba for Spanish helmer Manuel Martin Cuenca’s “Canibal.” Films Distribution reps the film in international markets.

The Young Jury prize, voted on by local students, was handed out to Janos Szasz’ “The Notebook.” Pic will be released in France by James Velaise’ Pretty Pictures.

Lukas Moodysson’s hit coming-of-age dramedy “We Are The Best” won the Press prize, a nod voted on by four journalists.

Lastly, the Cineuropa award was given to Rok Bicek’s drama “Class Enemy.”

The festival, which kicked off with Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu’s “Love Is A Perfect Crime,” paid tribute to former Yugoslavian countries with a selection of 12 films from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.

Jasmila Zbanic, the helmer of “Those Who Can Tell No Tales,” picked up the inaugural Woman of Cinema Award. Zbanic won Berlin’s Golden Bear in 2010 with “Sarajevo, mon amour.”

Launched by Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin and Guillaume Calop in 2009, the fifth edition of Les Arcs fest played over 90 films and reached a record 15 000 admissions.

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