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Saturday, 7/2/2016

One Future for UNHEARD WOMAN

Prize for Hans Steinbichler and Rosalie Thomass

One Future for UNHEARD WOMAN

Rosalie Thomass in THE UNHEARD WOMAN

 

This year's One Future Prize, awarded by the Interfilm Academy, goes to THE UNHEARD WOMAN by Hans Steinbichler, "which shows in an understandable and believable way how important it is to listen to those weaker than you."

 

One Future Prize 2016
THE UNHEARD WOMAN (Germany 2016; directed by Hans Steinbichler)
The Jury: "The true story of farmer’s wife Hanni, movingly and excellently acted by Rosalie Thomass, is a powerful plea for taking your fate in your own hans. Left alone by society and her family, Hanni is the only one who believes in her sick little daughter, and single-handedly takes up the battle against pompous authorities. Not taken seriously and denigrated, she refuses to lose faith, and even risks her own future to save her daughter. This year’s One Future Prize goes to THE UNHEARD WOMAN, a film which shows in an understandable and believable way how important it is to listen to those weaker than you. "

Special Mention
1) THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD (Germany, Rumania, Sweden, Hungary 2016; directed by Anca M. Lăzărescu)
The Jury: "In the political turmoil of the Prague Spring, two brothers try to find themselves, and find out whether they can change the course of history."
 
2) LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD (USA 2016; directed by Werner Herzog)
The Jury: "Renowned director Werner Herzog examines the ongoing revolution of global interconnectedness and sketches visions of a possible future with his interlocutors."

 

The Honorary One Future Prize 2016 goes to Prof. Heiner Stadler, Vice president of Munich film school Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF), for his work as a documentary filmmaker and teacher.