23 November, 2009
The 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival closing ceremony was celebrated yesterday.
The highest honour was bestowed on the Israeli-German production "Crossroads of life" (Ajami). The "Golden Alexander" award - which is accompanied by a €40,000 cash prize - was presented to the winners by German director Werner Herzog, who will also head the critics committee in the upcoming Berlin Film Festival.
The "Silver Alexander" (€25,000 euros) was awarded to the Romanian film "Medal of honour."
Its leading actor Viktor Rebencuk won the award for best male performance, while the award for Best Actress went to Ruth Nyrere for her performance in the film "The Day God Walked Away" (Belgium).
The award for best direction was received by the Mexican Rigoberto Perezcano for his film "Northless."
Secretariat General for Information: About Brand Greece- Festivals and Cultural Events & Cinema & Thessaloniki; Greek Film Centre: www.gfc.gr; Hellenic Film Commission Office: www.hfco.gr
Source: GREEK NEWS AGENDA issued by the Secretariat Genera