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Corn Island wins at Karlovy Vary

Corn Island wins at Karlovy Vary

Corn Island wins Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; Elle Fanning wins best actress prize.

George Ovashvili’s Corn Island, a mostly silent portrait of an old man and his granddaughter attempting to grow crops on a small patch of land in the middle of a river, has picked up the Crystal Globe at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 4-12).

The prize, awarded on the closing night of the festival in the Czech spa town, included $25,000 to be shared between director Ovashvili and the film’s producer.

Earlier in the day, it was announced that Corn Island had won the Ecumenical Jury Award.

Gyorgy Palfi’s Free Fall, which tells the stories of characters over several floors of an apartment building, picked up several awards including the Special Jury Prize worth $15,000.

The Hungary-France-South Korea co-production also won Palfi the Best Director Award and the Europa Cinemas Label Award for the best

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