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The Cork Film Festival wraps its 64th edition - Festivals / Awards - Ireland

The closing-night gala, held at the historic Everyman Theatre, saw the triumph of Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ debut feature, Swallow. Yesterday, the 64th edition of the Cork Film Festival was brought to a close by the awards ceremony hosted by Dave Mac Ardle and held at the historic Everyman Theatre on MacCurtain Street. This year, the prestigious Spirit of the Festival Award went to Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ debut feature, Swallow. This Us-French co-production depicts the struggle of a young housewife and the increasing pressures to achieve perfection, as she begins to consume dangerous items in an attempt to take back control. Meanwhile, the Audience Award went to Aoife Crehan’s Irish dramedy The Last Right, and Feras Fayyad’s The Cave snagged two prizes – namely, the Award for Cinematic Documentary and the Cork Film Festival Youth Jury Award. Fayyad’s documentary is a harrowing account of one woman’s efforts to provide medical care in war-torn.

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