‘The Divorce’ Wins Golden Goblet

‘The Divorce’ Wins Golden Goblet

A jury headed by French Vietnamese director Tranh Anh Hung awarded its Golden Goblet (Jin Jue) prizes for the Shanghai International Film Festival’s main competition.

The top prize for best feature went to “The Divorce,” directed by Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Salamat. The jury praised the film for its sophisticated story-telling which mixes comedy, farce and tragedy, and “which moves fluidly from public sphere to the intimate relationship of a couple in crisis” and its feeling of innocence.

The other jury members were Rolf de Heer (Australia), Matthias Glasner (Germany), Tony Leung Ka Fai (Hong Kong), Santiago Mitre (Argentina), Sonthar Gyal (China) and Zhou Xun (China).

Prizes for the festival’s SIFF Project market for co-financing scripts and works in progress were separately announced earlier in the week.

Over its nine-day run, the festival has hosted masterclasses, debates on women’s position in the film industry, forums on story-telling and the development of the Chinese film industry and numerous company presentations.

2024 Shanghai International Film Festival – Golden Goblet Prizes

Best Feature

“The Divorce” dir. Daniyar Salamat (Kazakhstan)

Jury Grand Prix

“Adult” dir. Mariano Gonzalez (Argentina)

Best Director

Bakur Bakuradze for “Snowflakes in My Yard” (Georgia/Russia)

Best Actor

Huang Xiaoming in “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” (China) dir. Wei Shujun

‘The Divorce’ Wins Golden Goblet

The post “‘The Divorce’ Wins Golden Goblet” by Patrick Frater was published on 06/23/2024 by variety.com