Melies d’argent winners at Sitges 2018

Silver Méliès for the best European film: FUGA (FUGUE) by Agnieszka Smoczynska (Poland/Czech Republic/Sweden, 2018)


From the depths of a subway station tunnel, a woman appears who climbs onto the platform and urinates before the shocked gaze of all the other passengers. She has no idea who or where she is. Two years later, her family finds her, forcing her to return to her position as a mother, wife and daughter, and adding her to the fascinating list of women in crisis offered to us by recent horror movies.

Silver Méliès for the best European short film: THE DEATH OF DON QUIXOTE by Miguel Faus (UK, 2018)


London, 1968. Alphonse, a young and ambitious filmmaker, attempts to complete his greatest cinematic work yet, “The Death of Don Quixote”. But with his ageing star, Patrick Quincey, falling ill, it’s unclear what will die first: his vision, Patrick or Don Quixote.