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Ray & Liz triumphs at Yerevan’s Golden Apricot - Golden Apricot 2019

The winners of the 16th edition of Armenia's biggest festival include Beanpole, Horizon and Midnight Traveler, while Carlos Reygadas was honoured with the Parajanov's Thaler Award. The 16th Golden Apricot International Film Festival (8-14 July) wrapped with a closing ceremony that saw Richard Billingham's slow-burning festival hit Ray & Liz pick up the main award, the Golden Apricot for Best Feature Film. The jury, presided over by veteran Russian filmmaker Aleksandr Mindadze (who was himself honoured with the "Let There Be Light" Prize of the Armenian Apostolic Church), and comprising Swiss director Nicolas Wadimoff, Iranian filmmaker and head of Tehran's Fajr International Film Festival Reza Mirkarimi, Tribeca executive producer Amy Hobby, Venice Film Festival programmer Paolo Bertolin, British producer Elizabeth Karlsen, and French actress and director of Georgian descent Nino Kirtadze, gave the trophy for second place, the Silver Apricot Award, to the Russian historical drama Beanpole, which previously garnered.

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