The debut feature From Thursday till Sunday / De jueves a domingo (pictured) by Chilean director Dominga Sotomayor was awarded the top prize, the Grand Prix, at the 12th edition of the New Horizons International Film Festival which came to a close yesterday Sunday, July 29 in Wroclaw, Poland. The film follows the perspective of two children who travel with their parents on a road trip from Santiago Chile to the north of Chile on what might be their last family vacation due to marital problems. The Polish award comes with a cash price of €20,000.
Additionally, the Brazilian film Neighbouring Sounds / O som ao redor by Kleber Mendonça Filho received the FIPRESCI award given by film critics associated in the International Federation of Film Critics. The film takes place in present day Recife, Brazil in a middle-class neighborhood where anxieties surface with the arrival of an independent private security firm.
In its 12th edition, the New Horizons Film Festival featured a retrospective of recent Mexican cinema and had some guest Mexican directors including Carlos Reygadas and Nicolás Pereda. On the Road by Brazilian director Walter Salles was the closing night film of the Polish film festival.