Normal Autistic Film was awarded at CinéDOC-Tbilisi

18. 5. 2017

Author: Marta Obršálová

The fifth edition of the international documentary film festival CinéDOC-Tbilisi took place from 11 – 16 May 2017 in the centre of Tbilisi. A total of 67 films from 30 countries were selected for the programme.

In the International competition were presented two Czech documentaries: A Marriage Story (CZ, 2016) directed by Helena Třeštíková, produced by Negativ and Normal Autistic Film (CZ, 2016) directed by Miroslav Janek, produced by Mimesis Film that was awarded by Special Jury Mention. “Normal Autistic Film is anything but normal. It takes you into the world of children and teenagers with Asperger Syndrome. In a most gripping way the film follows their different and totally real ways of trying to express themselves with body language, music and poetry.” explains the jury. 

The Main Award in the International competition and the Audience Award went to Polish director Pawel Lozinski for his documentary You Have No Idea How Much I Love You. The statement of the jury: “You have no idea how much I love you presents the story of a painful relationship between a mother and a daughter in a most advanced and artistic way of filmmaking: reduced to the maximum, we follow a triangle between mother, daughter and a therapist which takes us take us to a series of extremely intense sessions of ways to learn to accept yourself.”  

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