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Tepegöz’s Zerre wins top Moscow prize

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Tepegöz’s Zerre wins top Moscow prize
Turkish director Erdem Tepegöz’s social drama The Particle (Zerre) has won the Golden George for Best Film at the 35th Moscow International Film Festival (Miff).

The film’s lead actress, Jale Arikan, also picked up the Best Actress Silver George for her performance as Zeynep, trying to make ends meet in the dusty and dim atmosphere of abandoned apartments evacuated for clearance.

The International Jury under the presidency of Iranian film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf awarded the Silver George for Best Director to South Korea’s Jung Young-Heon for Lebanon Emotion (Le-Ba-Non Kam-Jeong).

The Best Actor prize went to Russia’s Alexey Shevchenkov for his title role as Judas in Andrey Bogatyryov’s Judas (Iuda).

The Special Jury award went to The Ravine Of Goodbye (Sayonara Keikoku) by Japan’s Tatsushi Omori.

The Documentary Competition jury - which included Claas Danielsen, director of Dok Leipzig - gave its award to Poland’s Pawel Lozinski for Father And Son (Ojciec
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Erdem Tepegöz's 'Zerre' Wins the Main Prize at Moscow Iff

Erdem Tepegöz's 'Zerre' Wins the Main Prize at Moscow Iff
Moscow – Zerre (Particle) by Turkish director Erdem Tepegöz collected the Golden St George, the main prize of the 35th Moscow International Film Festival, which drew to a close in the Russian capital late on June 29. The social drama, centered on employed Zeynep who lives with her old mother and disabled daughter in an abandoned apartment, also brought its main star, Jale Arikan, the best actress’ award. The best director’s award went to South Korea’s Jung Young-heon for his film Le-ba-non Kam-jeong (Lebanon Emotion), a drama about a man dealing with the loss of his

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