3 November 2020, Trieste, Italy
Méliès d’argent Award – Feature film
The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) and the award goes to the best European feature-length film of the fantastic genre. The winner of the competition has been chosen by an international jury of world renowned film professionals and experts of the fantastic genre. Members of the Méliès d’argent Jury 2020 were the famous composer Pino Donaggio, director of the Far East Film Festival Sabrina Baracetti, and film director Martin Turk.
Méliès d’argent Award winner – Feature film TS+FF2020
THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner (Austria, Germany)
A poetic and controversial movie, taking the cue from a science fiction theme which soon oversteps the boundaries of the genre to decisively land in the territory of auteur cinema. A complex, evocative work, raising questions about loneliness and, more than anything, love in all its aspects (even the more twisted), creating a simultaneously spellbinding and disturbing rhythm and atmosphere.
The Jury, having thoroughly enjoyed all the movies in competition, have decided to award the Méliès d’Argent to Sandra Wollner’s “The Trouble With Being Born”.
Méliès d’argent Award Special Mention – TS+FF2020
POST MORTEM by Péter Bergendy (Hungary)
A bleak, brilliantly staged horror movie with a beautiful historical setting. After the first World War and during the Spanish Flu pandemic, terror ensues among the farmers of a country village. The stark realism of their features, the gruesome, icy presence of the dead among the living sends chills down our spines, the corpses being the real protagonists. The jury’s special mention goes to a film that perfectly embodies the concept of genre, “Post Mortem” by Péter Bergendy.
Méliès d’argent Award winner – Short Film TS+FF2020
THE RECYCLING MAN by Carlo Ballauri (Italy)
The competition is organized in collaboration with the Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) and the award goes to the best European short film of the fantastic genre. The winner of the competition has been chosen by the online audience of MyMovies.it. The winner will run for the Méliès d’or annual competition.