‘Vox Lux,’ ‘Birds of Passage,’ ‘Core of the World’ to Vie for Stockholm Impact Award

Variety | 10/26/2018 | Elsa Keslassy
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Brady Corbet’s “Vox Lux,” Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra’s “Birds of Passage” and Natalya Meshchaninova’s “Core of the World” are among the wide range of movies competing for Stockholm Film Festival’s Impact Award.

Other movies vying for the Impact Award are Sergei Loznitsa’s “Donbass,” Richard Billingham’s “Ray & Liz,” Beatriz Seigner’s “Los Silencios,” Soheil Beiraghi’s “Cold Sweat” and Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s “Manta Ray.”

Selection - Movies - World - Iran - Brazil

The selection spans movies from around the world, from Iran to Brazil and Russia, and are meant to be singular, politically-minded films reflecting today’s world in innovative ways. The central theme of this year’s roster is the impact of armed conflicts on lives and relationships.

“In ‘Los Silencios,’ Beatriz Seigner combines the social consequences of an endless armed conflict in Colombia and the uncertain future of families with elements of a ghost story;” while “‘Donbass’ reflects the impact of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and mirrors the cruel everyday life in war-torn territories,” and “‘Core of the World’ deals with the issue of loneliness, human relationships and the fear of intimacy,” said the festival.

George - Ivanov - Stockholm - Film - Festival

George Ivanov, Stockholm Film Festival’s program director, said the fest sees the Impact Award as “a cinematic Noble Prize with a fresh twist, a competition that brings together the sharpest minds in film.”

“The directors in competition are defined by a special interest in pressing issues and the ability to push the boundaries of film as an art form,” added Ivanov, who pointed out the Stockholm Impact Award is under...
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