Mexican director Angelez Cruz’s Nudo Mixteco won the Jury Prize at the Belgian MOOOV Film Festival. The annual festival, which was almost supposed to take place this time, focuses on independent film productions, documentaries and world cinema.
“Nudo Mixteco is a turbulent story about self-discovery, individual resistance, and the pressing power of tradition,” the jury praises. Cruz brilliantly captures the unrepresented voices of the Mixteco community and does so in the most sympathetic way. This story should be discovered by many. The film “Moving On” by Yoon Dan-bi was honored.
There is also a student jury that chose “Eyimofe (This Is My Desire)” by Arie and Chuko Esiri. “In Eyimofe we are persuasively taken to the outskirts of Lagos in Nigeria. The two directors tell two stories, the story of Movi and Rosa, two people who wish to emigrate and search for a better life. The theme of the story has a universal charge and is easily recognizable to all, but the Asiri brothers manage to deliver those The story in their own way in the context of their homeland, the jury said.
The jury of youth chose the film “Maternal” by Mora Del Piero, and the award for the best international film released in Belgium went to the film “Monos” by Alejandro Landes.