Starring Bruno Ganz
For Best Film
Switzerland - Belgium | Drama | 2018 | 106 min. | language: French
Fortuna, a 14-year-old Ethiopian girl, has had no news of her parents since they crossed the Mediterranean Sea. Together with other refugees, she is given shelter for the winter in a Swiss catholic monastery. While she waits for her fate to be decided by the Swiss authorities, Fortuna finds out she is pregnant. The choice she will have make and the arrival of the refugees will give rise to concern within the religious community and will challenge their concept of Christian charity.
Directed by Germinal Roaux
Cast Kidist Siyum, Bruno Ganz, Patrick d’Assumpçao
Produced by Vega Films, Need Productions
According to the Generation Jury:
"Our winning film uses strong images to tell a story that is topical and timeless at the same time. With the captivating clarity of its photographic compositions, the film provides us with detailed insight into many aspects of human existence in a cordoned-off world, without ever losing sight of the big picture. The sensitive portrayals of the main characters serve to confront the viewer with issues of dependence, altruism and societal structures."
According to the international Jury:
"A complete balance of elements where the sincere performances of the actors and sublime black and white cinematography create a compelling world at the same time contemporary and timeless. This film transcends religious and political dogma in a beautifully directed tale of purity and survival as seen through the eyes of a strong-willed Ethiopian girl."
FORTUNA is in French Cinemas !
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