The winner of the Méliès d’argent at Lund Fantastic Film Festival

“Les larmes de la Seine” wins the Méliès d’argent awards at the 27th edition of LUND FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL

The Seine's Tears

SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST FANTASTIC EUROPEAN SHORT FILM @ LUND FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL

“Les larmes de la Seine” by Anand K. Varma, Yi-chen Hsiao, Mauriziana Gualdrini, Ugo Offner, James Mann, FR 2021, 7′

Motivation:
“With the evocative camera work and visual style, combined with the phenomenal soundtrack and gripping story, this year’s winner of the Méliès d’Argent short film award left the jury in tears. The filmmakers hit the right tone throughout and depicted a story of joyful defiance in the face of oppression”.

Synopsis:
17 October 1961, “Algerian workers” take to the streets to protest against the mandatory curfew imposed by the police prefecture.

WINNER OF THE LUND FANTASTIC SPECIAL AWARD


Code Name: Nagasaki

Directed by: Fredrik S. Hana



Motivation:
“The peculiar mixture of the fantastical and documentary makes this story resonate with the jury. Despite its episodic structure it never loses focus and the filmmakers have created an artistic expression that encapsulates all their different fantastical storytelling skills without feeling excessive. By combining fantastic elements with the documentary subject they embody the emotional struggles that are both deeply personal and truly universal.”

LUND FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL 27th edition
October 30th – November 5th 2021