The Brazilian film Rifle, the second feature film by Davi Pretto won the Grand Prize for Best Film at the 18th edition of the Jeonju International Film Festival in Korea, which comes with a cash prize of the equivalent of $18,000. Set in Southern Brazil, the film follows Dione, a mysterious young man living with a family in a rural and remote place. The quietness of the region is disturbed when a rich landowner tries to buy the small property where Dione and the family live.
”It was amazing to meet the audience and show our film, and incredible to meet our colleagues - our new friends now - from all over the planet,” said director Pretto in receiving the award.
Additionally, The Human Surge / El auge del humano, the debut feature by Argentine filmmaker Eduardo Williams received the Special Jury Prize (ex-aequo with the Israeli-French co-production In Between).
The 18th edition of the Jeonju International Film Festival took place April 27 - May 3 in South Korea.