IIFF 2009: Award predictions

October 1, 2009 at 8:28 am (Festivals, IIFF, Movies)

After last night’s Only, the screenings of competition films here at IIFF ended. So it’s time for a few attempts of predicting some winners. I have seen 8 of the 10 films in competition – the only ones I missed were Katalin Varga and Pa-ra-da, both being considered very good by everyone I talked to. Being coproduced by Romania, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them will win at least one award – but, again, I can’t say anything about it, because I haven’t seen them.

From what I’ve seen, my personal favorite is, without a doubt, Moon. Coming close on second is The Messenger, followed by Only. Knowing the jury, especially its president, I find it really hard to believe that Moon will stand a chance for the main award. So I do think the main decision will come between The Messenger, Only and Katalin Varga – with Pa-ra-da also standing a chance. My prediction goes to The Messenger. If there was an acting award, Sam Rockwell will be my choice, but there isn’t. There is, however, a directing award, and my prediction goes to Oren Moverman or Duncan Jones.

The awards ceremony will take place on Friday night, and will be followed by the Romanian premiere of Francesca, one of the most talked-about films of the year.



  1. Ina said,

    Cristi, nu stiu daca ti-a mai spus cineva asta sau daca, de fapt, ceea ce am sa-ti spun mi se aplica numai mie, dar imi e foarte greu sa citesc alb pe negru, chiar si daca maresc fontul. Imi vine sa ma incrunt tot timpul, randurile imi joaca in fata ochilor, si dupa ce termin de citit vad dungi peste tot. De altfel imi place blogul, dar cand vad ca ai scris mai mult aproape ca imi vine sa nu mai citesc. Cred ca scrisul dark pe un fond light e mai placut ochiului. But that’s just me. Poate vrei sa faci un poll… sau nu (e totusi blogul tau 😉 )

  2. cristane said,

    Hmm… eu nu am niciun fel de probleme. Anyway. Cind o sa am ceva timp (adica dupa Sitges :D) planuiam oricum sa schimb template-ul blogului. Mai rezista putin 😛

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