Russian Film 'Svoi (Ours)' Wins Prize
The Associated Press
Jun. 29, 2004
MOSCOW (AP) _ The Russian film ``Svoi (Ours)'' won the top prize at the 26th Moscow International Film Festival.
``Svoi'' is the story of three escaped captives amid the blood and terror of the 1941 Nazi advance on the eastern front. Dimitry Meskhiev won the director's award and Bogdan Stupka won the best male actor prize.
China Zorilla won the best actress prize for the Argentinian movie ``Conversaciones con mama (Talking With Mom),'' in which a middle-aged man copes with his aged mother's plan to live with her boyfriend.
The best directorial debut prize was won by Japan's Hideta Takahata for ``The Hotel Venus,'' about a boarding house run by a transvestite, and the special jury prize went to ``Sigade Revolutsioon (Revolution of Pigs),'' an Estonian film about rebellious youth in a summer camp in the declining years of the Soviet Union.
The festival concluded Sunday.
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