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Awards of the Ecumenical Jury in Karlovy Vary 2024

The Ecumenical Jury, appointed by INTERFILM and SIGNIS, awards its Prize to

Elskling (Loveable)

directed by Lilja Ingolfsdottir (Norway, 2024)

Motivation: This debut film explores a family drama from the female perspective. The protagonist faces a severe crisis in her marriage. Initially, she blames her husband, but through a difficult and painful process of self-reflection, she gradually acknowledges her own significant responsibility in the situation. This acceptance paves the way for both her and her husband to make a fresh start.

In addition, the jury awards a Commendation to Panoptikoni (Panopticon)

directed by George Sikharulidze (Georgia, France, Italy, Romania, 2024)

Motivation: In this compelling coming-of-age tale, a young teenager grapples with the indifference of his parents, who are preoccupied with their own projects in life. Left to navigate the tumultuous journey to adulthood alone, he has to overcome life’s challenges. His quest for identity and purpose is further muddled by the complexities of a misunderstood and misapplied religiosity, adding layers of conflict and introspection to his path.

Members of the Jury: Barbora Cihelková (Czech Republic), Guido Convents (Belgium) and Viktor Kókai-Nagy (Hungary)


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