IIFF 2009: Right on the money

October 3, 2009 at 9:48 am (Festivals, IIFF, Movies)

After a couple of very peaceful final days, in which I pretty much did everything but watch any movies, the awards gala last night ended an interesting and successful first edition of the festival (barring the somewhat expected technical issues for some of the screenings). And the main award – Zimbrul de Aur – went to exactly the movie I predicted a couple of days ago, Oren Moverman’s The Messenger. As previously noted, I loved the movie – not as much as Duncan Jones’ Moon, but enough to be very glad for this result. Carlos Cuaron won the award for Best Directing, for Rudo y Cursi. Best Romanian film went to Cea mai fericita fata din lume, Radu Jude’s feature debut. Time permitted, I will return with more details, but now I have to prepare for part 2 of my holiday: Sitges 2009.

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