all winners of 46th Edition of Laceno D’oro

the winners and the reasons

all winners of 46th Edition of Laceno D’oro

the winners and the reasons

feature films – Laceno d’oro award

winner

La distanza 
of collective ENECE FILM – Italia 2021, 49’

More than ever the film industry tries to set standards to what is cinema and what is not, how cinema should look, what length it should have and so on and so on. The film we want to award is an example that the standards are false. If we want cinema to be alive we should follow the films which are in movement in terms of understanding what cinema is and what it can be. The film called La distanza proposes us to take new and undiscovered way of filmmaking and we want to follow
special mention

All eyes off me
Hadas Ben Aroya – Israele 2021, 90’

For how the movie focuses on intimacy, at first exhibited in long sex scenes and then rediscovered through silence, waiting, and the absence of physical relationships. Though it may seem non-political, this movie cleverly narrates the conquering of an inner freedom, both from the new sexual conventions and from the atavistic religious ones.

short films – “Gli occhi sulla città”

winner
Mille Cipressi
of Luca Ferri
For its attempt to find life beyond death, using architecture and matter to fully re-think about Cinema; for trying to rediscover a new classicism through linguistic research while paying homage to the masters, in a self-mocking and theoretical cinematographic journey that knows how to rediscover the warmest humanity in millimetric calculation and accuracy of blend.
special mention
Acqueducts
of Álvaro Martín Sanz
For its personal multisensory insight into the fragility of memories, into the emotional power of images, and how we create and influence our own memories based on objects and video-photographic documents. A family journey on slides – both Super8 and digital – with a particularly effective use of voiceover, reaffirming the key role of architectural monuments and the immutability of matter.

documentaries

winner ex aequo

A man and camera
of Guido Hendrickx
For the author’s bravery in facing the unknown. The public is confronted with the difficulties of meeting and narrating a certain kind of humanity, the one closest to us, tracing a complex picture of it through a simple yet meticulous filmic and narrative experiment. The film is a vivid and disenchanted cross-section that does not forsake positive possibilities.

winner ex aequo

Room without a view
of Roser Corella
For its in-depth, quality research. For the way the movie focuses on an urgent matter, becoming a voice for thousands of women enslaved by an exploitation system stemming from the most extreme form of capitalism. Viewers are confronted with a terrible drift in our society, one that takes place within the domestic space – a particularly vulnerable private environment..