Monday, 8 February 2010

Agua Fria de Mar awarded in Rotterdam

Paz Fábrega's Agua Fria De Mar (Cold Water Of The Sea, Costa Rica, France, Spain/Galicia, Netherlands, Mexico, 2010) is among the winners of the Tiger Competition for first and second time feature directors at 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Winners were announced last Friday at the IFFR 2010 Awards Ceremony in Rotterdam’s Oude Luxor Theater. There were 15 films in all competing for Tiger awards. Each VPRO Tiger Award comes with a prize of €15,000.

The jury commended Agua fría de mar for "superb editing [that] builds organic flow of images while the strong directing creates an unnerving atmosphere and tension."

The other two Tiger victors are Jao Nok Krajok and Anocha Suwichakornpong's Mundane History, and Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio's A la mar (To The Sea).

Congratulations, Fernanda!