First prize of the Rome Film Festival received a comedy about euthanasia
A black comedy about euthanasia, “Kill me, please,” Belgian filmmaker Olias Barco won the main prize of the Rome Film Festival, which closed on November 5.
Events patterns occur in the hospital, where suicide is considered as a simple medical procedure. According to the actor-transsexual, who played one of the patients, the pattern is created for entertainment, but also raises ethical and political issues. Script served as the basis for the work which opened in 1998, the Swiss euthanasia center Dignitas.
Grand Jury Prize went to the Danish film “Haevnen” (“In a Better World”, “In a better world”), who directed the director Susanne Bier (Susanne Bier). The film tells about the doctor, who returns home in a quiet Danish town after a trip to Sudan. Sudanese authorities have regarded the film as anti-Islamic, but at the Rome Film Festival also received the Audience Award.
The prize for best actress were actresses who played in the Mexican film “Las Buenas Hierbas” (“Herb”), and was voted best actor Tony Servillo Italian (Toni Servillo) for his role in the film “Una Vita Tranquilla” (“Quiet Life” ).
Special prize went to German-Austrian-Estonian film “Polly” (“Poll”). Special award of the Italian president for humanism and support of universal values was “Dog Sweat” (Dog Sweat) Iranian Hossein Keshavarza (Hossein Keshavarz).