Omar Shargawi's feature film debut scored hat trick at the two major festivals closing this weekend: a VPRO Tiger Award at Rotterdam, and the Church Prize and FIPRESCI Award at Göteborg.
"Strong directing and acting""Go With Peace Jamil" is an action-drama, a tale of ancient religious hatred set in a modern-day Arab immigrant community in Copenhagen, where young Jamil finds himself in the middle and is forced to find his own way.
"The strong directing and acting work" motivated the jury at Rotterdam International Film Festival to honour the film with the festival's main award, the VPRO Tiger Award. At Göteborg International Film Festival, the film received the Church of Sweden Film Prize and the international critics' FIPRESCI Award, the latter given for the film's "energy, vitality and originality and its fascinating handling of current social and political issues".
"Go With Peace Jamil" is produced by Meta Louise Foldager for Zentropa Entertainments.
Berlinale screenings"Go With Peace Jamil" will be screening at the Berlinale Market at the following times:
Sunday 10 February at 10:45, CINESTAR 2Tuesday 12 February at 10:45, CINESTAR 6
For further information:
DFI factsheetGo With Peace Jamil
Festival WebsitesRotterdam International Film Festival Göteborg International Film Festival
DFI Berlin website 2008www.dfi.dk/berlin
International salesTrust Film Sales, +45 3686 8788, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.trust-film.dk
Danish Film InstituteChristian Juhl Lemche, +45 3374 3464, email@example.com Lizette Gram Mygind, +45 3374 3506, firstname.lastname@example.org