by Redazione Ennesimo Film Festival
The Ennesimo Panels of Judges 2020 worked this year from their houses, through the computer screens Ilaria Feole, cinema reviewer Ciro d’Emilio young director and Monica Naldi e Paola Corti from Cinema Beltrade in Milano chose the winner of 2020 Ennesimo Film Festival’s edition and they assigned 2 Special Mentions.
ENNESIMO WINNER: ANNA – DEKEL BERENSON
For the exemplary mise-en-scène that depicts in a very mature, conscious and yet ironic way the multifaceted inner world of the protagonist, as well as the meeting of two different cultures
ENNESIMO MENTION FOR THE BEST SCREENPLAY: MALL – JERRY HOFFMANN
For the immeasurable sensitivity and originality showed to address such well-known topics and also for the incisiveness that distinguished the relationship between the director and the youngest members of thecast.
ENNESIMO SPECIAL MENTION – LOCKDOWN EDITION: COCKOO! – JORGEN SCHOLTENS
By resorting to special effects and to a grotesque style, the surreal storyline conveys the feelings of alienation and claustrophobia that characterised the lockdown experience of many of us. It’s the perfect representation of our quarantine, with a hint of paradoxical humour.
The panel of judges of the Cultural Association “Artemisia Gentileschi” based in Sassuolo – given the similarities between the message conveyed by the works analysed and the intrinsic purposes which underlie the Association itself – unanimously
ENNESIMO ARTEMISIA AWARD: SERVIS – RAMAZAN KILIC
Through the protagonist of the story, a young woman fully devoted to teaching, the director represents in a masterly manner the women’s ability to actively promote change, progress and social development in their home countries and villages, thus becoming the living epitome of the cultural redemption of all the
people who inhabit small mountain villages, as well as big cites on a global scale. Particularly noteworthy is the teacher’s desire to learn firsthand how to drive in such a hostile environment – thus literally setting the change in motion – in an attempt to chase a dream vigorously opposed by the village elders and eventually made possible by the state bureaucracy.