0948 GMT July 19, 2018
According to a statement on the festival's website, the panel of jury granted the Golden Lady Harimaguada to the American film 'The Green Fog' (2017, 61 min.), by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson.
This 18th edition’s second award, the Silver Lady Harimaguada, was received by the Chinese film 'Xiao Gua Fu Cheng Xian Ji' ('The Widowed Witch' 2018, 120 min.), by Cai Chengjie, who also won the José Rivero Award for Best New Director, while the leading actress, Tian Tian, received the Best Actress Award, lpafilmfestival.com reported.
The jury decided to grant a Special Mention to the film 'Dita Zë Fill' ('Daybreak') (Albania, Greece, 2018, 85 min.), by Gentian Koçi.
The Iranian film narrates the story of a forensic pathologist Kaveh Nariman, a principled and virtuous man, who has an accident with a motorcyclist and his family, and injures his 8-year-old son. He pays compensation to the man and offers to take the child to a clinic nearby. The next morning, he finds out that the same little boy has been brought in for an autopsy.
The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival is an international film festival that is held in Las Palmas in the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. The festival takes place each year and was first held in 2000.