Daniel Hoesl’s serenely composed film, that invites the mind to go on safari without a script, Soldate Jeannette (Soldier Jane) from Austria, shared top honors as one of three Tiger Award winners at the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam. The other Tiger Award winners are Mira Fornay’s My Dog Killer, a Slovakia-Czech Republic production and Mohammad Shirvani’s Fat Shaker from Iran. Each Tiger Award winner receives a cash prize of €15,000.
Soldate Jeannette Director Daniel Hoesl goes on safari and bags a Tiger. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
The FIPRESCI Award was presented to Alberto Gracia from Spain, for his film The Fifth Gospel of Kaspar Hauser.
Salvatore Mereu's Pretty Butterflies from Italy wins the newly launched Big Screen Award and Indonesian film What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love by Mouly Surya, the NETPAC Award.
The Dutch Circle of Film Critics Jury award went to Alicia Scherson's The Future (Il Future), a Chile/Germany/Italy/Spain production.