“Birds Are Singing in Kigali” Wins Grand Prix of the Luxemburg’s CinEast Film Festival 2017 / by Ada Zielinska

Birds Are Singing in Kigali by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze has been awarded with the Grand Prix of the 10th edition of the CinEast Film Festival in Luxemburg that ends on Oct 22nd. The Jury, composed of Anne Fontaine (President), Adrian Titieni, Bady Minck, Oliver Baumgarten, and Philippe Carcassonne stated that The CinEast 2017 Grand Prix has been unanimously awarded to the film Birds Are Singing In Kigali by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze. A moving film whose great mastery never stifles the emotion. The Jury particularly appreciated the exceptional performances of the actresses.

The Special Jury Prize has been awarded to the Romanian film Soldiers. A Story From Ferentari by Serbian director Ivana Mladenović. The Critics’ Prize, awarded by the Press Jury, went to the film Directions by the Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev. The Audience Award’s winner is the film The Constitution by the Croatian director Rajko Grlić.

The 10th CinEast film festival presented 60 feature and 40 short films from 19 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

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