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Jan Bijvoet on El abrazo de la serpiente

El abrazo de la serpiente is the first film in Colombian history to be awarded an Oscar nomination. At IFFR, the film picked up the Hubert Bals Fund Dioraphte Award, the prize for the Hubert Bals Fund-backed film scoring highest with the festival audience. Flemish lead actor Jan Bijvoet – familiar to audiences here as the title character in Alex van Warmerdam's Borgman – calls the film, shot in the Amazon rainforest, "a gift". The film will be in Dutch cinemas from 31 March 2016.
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Martin Zandvliet on Land of Mine

Land of Mine will be in Dutch cinemas from March 31 onwards. This captivating post-war drama earned two awards at IFFR for director Martin Zandvliet. Both the festival audience and the youth jury recognised this exceptional film, in which young Germans have to clear mines along the Danish coast in the aftermath of World War II, with the Warsteiner Audience Award and the MovieZone Award respectively. Next year an Oscar in Hollywood?
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Brie Larson wins Oscar for her role in Room

During the annual Oscars ceremony, the Oscar for Best Actress was granted to Brie Larson for her role in Room. During the recent IFFR, Room ended up as third best festival film in the Warsteiner Audience Award ranking. Room plays in Dutch cinemas from 3 March 2016.
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Gianfranco Rosi wins Golden Bear

The winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film was Gianfranco Rosi for his political documentary Fuocoammare. Rosi visited IFFR in 2011 and 2014 where he attended the Big Talks.
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