Here follows the jury motivations for the main competition winners and for the German competition winner, Domino Effect, a film that has been reviewed on filmkommentaren.dk
Golden Dove: Claudine Bories und Patrice Chagnard (Frankreich) for the film Les règles du jeu (Rules of the Game) Jury Statement: Adapting to society and the strange demands of the marketplace is the theme of this subtle, poetic documentary comedy about a group of young Frenchmen, who cannot hide their contempt for THE RULES OF THE GAME.
Honorary Mention: Alexander Nanau (Romania) for the film Toto şi surorile lui (Toto and His Sisters) Jury Statement: In spite of the total deroute of their impoverished, drug ridden family Toto and a sister fight to create a decent future for themselves. A straight forward, non-sentimental story about having to leave your family to survive.
Honorary Mention: Sergei Loznitsa (Netherlands, Ukraine) for the film Maidan (PHOTO) Jury Statement: An iconographic piece of filmmaking about a society in despair framed and timed masterly. A cinematic depiction of a troubled moment in history that reads like a grand painting.
German Competition Winner: Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski (Germany, Poland) for the film Domino Effekt (Domino Effect Jury Statement:The East European Riviera at the Black Sea, a former war area, wistfulness and decay. The filmmakers get to know an Abkhazian-Russian pair who fiercely argues about their love. Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski tell the story of this absolutely impossible love with great warmth and a visual feeling for tragicomical, surreal scenes. And, at the same time, about the absurdity of an absolutely impossible society on the edge of Europe.