9th Cottbus Festival of East European Cinema

9th Cottbus Festival of East European Cinema, Germany (November 3 - November 7, 1999)

Cottbus Festival of East European Cinema: www.filmfestivalcottbus.de

FIPRESCI PRIZE

Close to Love Közel a szerelemhez Close to Love
(Hungary, 1999, 99 mins) Jury: Phillip Bergson (UK) , Christina Corciovescu (Romania) , Paul van de Graaf (The Netherlands) , Andrea Grunert (Germany) , Bozidar Zecevic (Serbia)

Motivation:
"For its witty presentation of prejudices in a modern fairy tale setting, depicting the love between a policeman in Budapest and his oriental sweetheart."

Lovers Lovers Lovers
(France, 1999, 100 mins)

Motivation:
"For its creative use of cinematic language in revealing a pressing contemporary problem."