Monday, May 26, 2008


CANNES, France (May 26,2008) - The Bosnia co-production with Iran,Germany and France “Snow” won the Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prix, the International Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival announced.

The Critics’ Week Grand Prix is awarded by Cinepolis to a feature film voted by journalists and film critics after each screening.

Directed by Bosnian film director Aida Begic, “Snow” is set in the small isolated Bosnian village of Slavno four years after the 1992-1995 Serbian,Montenegrin and Croatian aggressions against Bosnia.

A government delegation comes to Slavno, offering the villagers money to leave the village. But, the villagers mostly are women find it hard to abandon their home and decide to fight for their freedom and the survival of Slavno.

Prizes at the Cannes Film Festival were announced yesterday.The French film "The Class" has won top honors.

Directed by Laurent Cantet, "The Class" ("Entre les Murs") was the first French film to win the main prize, the Palme d'Or, at Cannes since "Under Satan's Sun" in 1987. The film was shot in a raw, improvisational style to chronicle the drama that unfolds over one school year.

The win was a unanimous decision among the nine-member Cannes jury, said American director and actor Sean Penn, who headed the panel.

"The movie that we wanted to make had to resemble French society, had to be multifaceted, a bit teeming, complex, and had to sometimes portray frictions that the film didn't try to erase," Cantet said.

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