THE WINNERS AND THE MOTIVATIONS
Sole Luna Festival 2015 – 10th edition
SOLE LUNA AWARD | PRIZE TO THE BEST DOCUMENTARY ASSIGNED BY THE JURY
THOSE WHO SAID NO, Nima Sarvestani
The prize of the International Jury for the Best Documentary has been awarded to Those who said no, by Nima Sarvestani, who had the courage of, after decades of silence, to deal with the theme of atrocities committed in Iran over the last 30 years. For the way in which the temperance and deep human kindness of the witnesses who gave evidence at the International Court of Justice are portrayed, and who are still fighting to let the truth be known. A difficult road to take, even today.
SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE BEST DIRECTION AWARDED BY THE JURY
THE FREE VOICE OF EGYPT, Konstanze Burkard
This film is not only an important portrait of a writer and feminist Nawal El Saadawi, Egypt’s strongest and most courageous voice for an open society. It is above all a film which encourages human beings to stand up for their rights and fight for a better world. The direction of Konstanze Burkard is as straight forward as the beliefs of Nawal El Saadawi and therefore perfect!
SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDED BY THE JURY
MA NA SAPNA – A MOTHER’S DREAM, Valerie Gudenus
A mothers dream is not a mothers dream at all. With those images which are impossible to erase from our retina, the film shows, without judgment, the operation of a strange factory where Indian women are trying to realize the dream of having their own house through a surrogation.
SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE BEST EDITING
AWARDED BY THE JURY EX AEQUO
EL GRAN VUELO, Carolina Astudillo
For the ability to adapt a varied repertoire to the needs of a narrative about a fundamental and dramatic stage of recent history.
CANTONESE RICE, Mia Ma
For being able to create a smooth narrative with a few basic elements of a story in which the theme of the recovery of ones own identity has a general value.
SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE MOST INNOVATIVE DOCUMENTARY
AWARDED BY THE JURY
LÉONE, MÈRE & FILS, Lucile Chaufour
The film draws from the fountains of the great modern cinema through a conscious and light bet, at the same time, of lights and shadows.
The relationship between a mother and a child includes within it the past and the present of a family, creating a portrait that touches all of us and reflecting the moments of the provocative beauty typical of first loves.
PRIZE “A BRIDGE BETWEEN CULTURES” AWARDED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION SOLE LUNA – UN PONTE TRA LE CULTURE
I COMME IRAN, Sanaz Azari
The Sole Luna-Un ponte tra le culture Award 2015 is given to the film I Comme Iran by Sanaz Azari. The film is a tribute to knowledge, freedom, human dignity and defense of the fundamental values of life. Daring in its simplicity and yet intimate in the narrative, it flows in a sequence of images sober, incisive, elegant.
The Sole Luna-Un ponte tra le culture Award 2015 is dedicated to the memory of the friend, artist, director and Maesto Rubino Rubini.
THE SILENT CHAOS, Antonio Spanò
SPecial Jury | Liceo Linguistico Ninni Cassarà
A LULLABY UNDER THE NUCLEAR SKY, Kana Tomoko
The members of the Special Jury, belonging to the Language High School Ninni Cassarà, in Palermo, assign the Prize for the Best Documentary to A Lullaby Under the Nuclear Sky, by Kana Tomoko for the following reasons:for the solid narrative construction and the realism through which she translates into feelings, images and scenes of daily life, the anguish and fears of those who had to live a nuclear accident; for the coherent editing that makes the story poignant and of immediate fruition; for the sensitivity of the story that can easely show us how the normality of life can’t escape from being affected by the devastating power of the “nuclear game”, making us understand the true destructive potential of this energy called “low-cost” energy; for the courageous will of the Director who is a faithful observer and direct witness of an unprecedented disaster even at the expense of their own personal and her child safety.