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Of Snails and Men – selected for the Sankt Petersburg, Cambridge and Wien Film Festivals

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 00:05
After almost a year from its domestic release, Of Snails and Men continues its international journey.

Tudor Giurgiu's second feature film was selected in the competition of the second edition of Sankt Petersburg Film Festival (September 13-22) alongside other 13 feature films competing for the Festival Trophy which will be decided by an international jury composed from Marion Döring, managing director of EFA, film critic Barbara Lorey de Lacharrière and film directors Juris Poškus and Christoph Schaub. Writer, director and producer Sergey Bodrov (Prisoner of the Mountains, Mongol) is the president of the jury.
 
Of Snails and Men will also feature at Wien's LET’S CEE Film Festival (September 13-21) focused on films from Central and Eastern Europe, and in the Eastern View section of Cambridge International Film Festival (September 19-29).
 
Celebrating this year its 33rd edition, Cambridge Film Festival is one of the biggest British cinematic events. Born in 1977 and reopened in 2001, Cambridge Film Festival is famous for its film selection, most titles coming from A list festivals such as Cannes or Berlin.
 
Of Snails and Men is one of the most successful Romanian films of the decade. In addition to the impressive domestic box-office, the film received the Special Jury Award at the 28th edition of Wasraw Film Festival and the trophy of "Meeting Point" section at the 57th edition of Valladolid International Film Festival. It also received the "Bridging the Borders" award for best feature film at the SEEF South-Eastern European Film Festival which took place in May, at Los Angeles.
 
Recently, Tudor Giurgiu's comedy won the Best Director award at the 20th edition of Serbia's Palic International Film Festival).
 
Of Snails and Men is a Romanian-French coproduction between Libra Film (Romania) and Agat Films (France).