The international film jury - composed of president Ludovica Rampoldi (screenwriter, Italy), William Brookfield (screenwriter, USA), Marco Malvaldi (writer, Italy), Lucio Pellegrini (director-screenwriter, Italy) and Marc Syrigas (screenwriter, France) - assigned the following prizes::
Cinema Valle D’Aosta Award
Black Lion for the Best Film
ENEMY by Denis Villeneuve
"The Jury unanimously decided to award the Black Lion for Best Film to Enemy, directed with talent and elegance by Denis Villeneuve, and interpreted with perfect pitch by Jake Gyllenhaal. This is a tense, disturbing and always surprising film, which offers a new and highly original interpretation of the Doppelgänger."
Best Performance Award to
Roberto De Francesco in NEVE by Stefano Incerti
"The Best Actor Award goes to Roberto De Francesco, who, as Donato, gave a moving, accurate and epic portrayal of a desperate man who refuses either to resign himself to despair or to abandon his humanity".
Special Jury Prize Ex-Aequo
Wakolda by Lucìa Puenzo and
The Keeper of Lost Causes by Mikkel Nørgaard
"The rich and multifaceted Selection offered an embarrassment of Noir riches. So many that the Jury decided to award its Special Prize Ex Aequo to both Wakolda by Lucìa Puenzo and The Keeper of Lost Causes by Mikkel Nørgaard. We salute Lucìa Puenzo’s combination of fact and fiction, in Wakolda, to examine a disquieting historical truth through the lens of the special relationship between naive girl and a German Doctor with a mysterious past. Alex Brendemühl was impeccable as the doctor. We also salute Mikkel Nørgaard’s display of impeccable craftsmanship in The Keeper of Lost Causes, and the remarkable and meticulous skill evidenced in the editing, photography, direction and performances".
People's Choice Award
Devil's Knot by Atom Egoyan