This year’s edition of the major documentary film festival CPH:DOX is drawing to a close. On Friday, there was an award ceremony, and it was a film from Belarus that received the main prize, the DOX:Award.
‘Motherland’ by Alexander Mihalkovich & Hanna Badziaka is a tale of violence and oppression in the Belarusian military and society.
It receives the award because it is “one of the rare films that manages to encapsulate a decisive point in history while it is still ongoing. At the same time, the film gives a very special insight into the post-Soviet state from a perspective you never experience otherwise: that of the young”, writes CPH:DOX in a press release. Here in the newspaper, ‘Motherland’ got four hearts and was called ‘stomach-crushing’.
Another of the festival’s main prizes, the Nordic:DOX Award, went to the Danish documentary ‘Inger & det bade selskab’. It is directed by Jella and follows 80-year-old Inger, who “gives a home to society’s crooked existences in her enormous Villa Villakulla”, writes CPH:DOX.
The winner of the prize for the best Danish documentary, the POLITIKEN:DOX Award, was Danish Lea Glob’s ‘Apolonia, Apolonia’, which follows visual artist Apolonia Sokol over a period of 13 years. ‘Apolonia, Apolonia’ received the top rating of six hearts here in the newspaper, where reviewer Nanna Frank Rasmussen called the film an “incomparable and hypnotizing portrait of an artist”.
CPH:DOX states that all of the year’s winning films can be seen on the big screen when the festival offers extra screenings in selected Copenhagen cinemas at the beginning of next week.
Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.
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