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Goat wins Kv Works in Progress

Boxing drama wins top prize; special mentions for The Gulls and Journey to Rome.

Goat (Koza), about a former Olympics boxer who has to get back in the ring for one more fight, has won the Works in Progress prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff).

The award, which includes €10,000 in services from Barrandov Studios, was announced at a drinks event in Karlovy Vary.

A statement from the jury said: “The jury was impressed by the high quality of the projects in Works in Progress. We shortlisted three different projects, among them Journey to Rome and The Gulls.

“But the award goes to a project with very strong characters, a sad and funny visual style from a director able to incorporate light-weight touches into heavy-weight narrative with crystal-clear and convincing presentation. The winner of the tenth edition of Works in Progress is Koza (Goat).”

The jury comprised Mihai Chirilov, artistic director

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