“Can Go through Skin” won the prestigious BREAKING WAVES award and a 10,000-euros prize for Best Film at the 17th Titanic International Film Festival in Budapest on Saturday.
19-4-2010 – Every year the award goes to the director of the most outstanding, daring and innovative movie of the Hungarian Titanic International Film Festival.
This year’s jury existed of editor-in-chief of the British film magazine Sight and Sound Nick James, director of the Tallinn Black Night Film Festival Tiina Lokk and the renowed Hungarian director Peter Gothar. Awarding the prize, the jury said they considered Rots’ film a daring work from a first-time director. Nick James said the director deserved praise for tackling risky subject matter as well as for the aesthetic nature of the film.
“Can go through skin” was one of nine films competing for the main festival award, amongst which were: Claire Denis with ‘White Material’, Asghar Farhadi with ‘About Elly’, Chuan Li with ‘City of Life and Death’ and Michael Noer and Tobias Lindholm with ‘R’.