Friday, July 12, 2013

"C.O.G.”, written and directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez won Critics’ Prize(FIPRESCI prize-International Federation of Film Critics) at 39th Seattle International Film Festival

The FIPRESCI(International Federation of Film Critics) Jury  of  the39th Seattle International Film Festival , (USA, May 16 – June 9, 2013   awarded the Critics  Prize to C.O.G., written and directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez.FIPRESCI. Jury: Anders Larsson, Sweden ("Kristianstadsbladet"), Andrés Nazarala, Chile ("La Segunda"), José Antonio Teodoro, Canada ("Cinema Scope", "Film Comment").Motivation: "We, the members of FIPRESCI, are very pleased to award the International Critics Prize for Best New American Film to C.O.G., written and directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez. Unsentimental yet openhearted, Alvarez's adaptation of David Sedaris' essay tells a compelling story of youthful self-actualization, of defining encounters with class, sex and religion, that refuses to succumb to the dictates of fashionable identity politics. Its narrative trajectory is fundamentally wayward, yet its clipped, idiosyncratic pacing, its evocative visualization of the fecund landscapes and overcast light of the Pacific Northwest, and its use of the percussive music of Steve Reich converge to immerse us in a very particular world, and to create a film of unlikely momentum, unnerving humor and subtle emotional resonance".

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