The first Eurimages Lab Project Award for 2018 which amounts to 50 000 euros was awarded last night to the project Normal by Adele Tulli in the framework of Karlovy Vary’s Work-In-Progress.
The Jury composed of David Kořínek, Dorien van de Pas for Eurimages and Christoph Terhechte was convinced by the pitch and the images which correspond perfectly with the introduction. This film directed and written by Adele Tulli was produced by Valeria Adilardi, Laura Romano and Luca Ricciardi. Normal meditates on the everyday constraints of gendered reality, producing a poignant reflection on a current and crucial matter. See the press release.
The next Eurimages Lab Project Award will be given in the framework of the New Nordic Film Work-In-Progress at Haugesund’s International Norwegian Film Festival on 22-23 August 2018.
Last but not least, the Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival went to the new Eurimages-supported film by recognised director Radu Jude, entitled I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (RO, CZ, FR, BG). The film, made in the co-production with the Czech Republic, among others, reconstructs a ghastly incident and ingeniously updates Hannah Arendt’s incisive work on the banality of evil. Employing an uncompromising narrative form à la Godard, it demonstrates that committing brutal acts is not the only path to barbarism, for even a mere stunted conscience is enough to lead a person to it. The Grand Jury also awarded a Special Mention to two Eurimages-supported films, one for the Russian co-production film Jumpman (RU, IE, LT, FR) by Ivan Tverdovsky and one for the Slovenian co-production film History of Love (SI, NO, IT) by Sonja Prosenc. More information on the festival's website.