Danish Film Wins Top Award at Karlovy Vary

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Today in the Czech Republic “Terrible Happy”, a Danish film by Henrik Ruben Genz, was awarded with the Crystal Globe at the closing ceremony of the 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

“Terrible Happy” tells the story of a police officer from Copenhagen who is sent to a small Danish town as punishment for professional misconduct. Along with the prestige of being awarded the festival’s top honor, the filmmakers were awarded with $30,000.

The Special Jury award was given to “The Photograph”, a film by Nan Triveni Achnas, an Indonesian filmmaker. The best Director as selected by the Grand Jury was Alexey Uchitel, a Russian, for his film, “Captive”. Another Russian director, Nikita Mikhalov, won the Audience Award for his film, “12”.

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival was held from July 4th through the 12th.

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