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GUERNSEY LILY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 1999
- TOP AWARDS

1. OYI HAYYIM, HAYYIMÉ
Liorna Avni (Israel)
Anna, a widow, dedicates her life to her son, Danny, who is living with his girlfriend. Being a typical 'Jewish mother', Anna cannot 'let go' of her son. She also 'talks' to her late husband, Hayyimé
Guernsey Lily 'Open' 1999

Story
19.mins


2. THINK ABOUT A GAME
Francisco de Lucas (Spain)
Alma (Marta de Frutos) and some friends are playing a game. Unfortunately for the others, Anna is a seriously disturbed control freak, trying to manipulate the game for her own ends. Isaac (Juan Luis Marin), her 'boyfriend', is trying to keep her under some sort of control - but without much success! (At least, that is one possible scenario. The storyline is so complex, it is not always easy to follow!) The photography is excellent and the editing is simply sensational - the pace is terrific. Unfortunately, the subtitles (not always on clear backgrounds) go so fast that they are difficult to read in the time. Widescreen format.
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
BAD LANGUAGE IN SUBTITLES
Guernsey Lily 1999

Story
31.mins


3. INFINITE
Daniel Sanchez Chamorro (Spain)
A young photographic model (Beatriz Sevilla) wakes up one morning and begins her usual routine - but things are certainly not routine this morning With first-class camerawork, editing and sound, this is a sheer movie experience, in the sense that it couldn't exist in any other medium.
Daily Mail Trophy, Best Youth Award, Best Overseas 1999; Guernsey Lily 1999

Story
b&w/col
11.mins


4. OCEAN ODYSSEY
Terry Elding (Peterborough)
Although this is another under-ocean movie and it deals with Man's destructive tendencies, don't let this put you off! To the beautiful underwater photography of one of the uninhabited Maldive Islands, is added a good, well-spoken narration, which also knows when to stop and let us simply watch!
Guernsey Lily, Best Use of Sound, Best Documentary Award 1999

Documentary
14.mins


5. PERFECT
Christopher Mander (Surrey)
Petal (Tina Martin), a rather large young woman married to Stan (Sam Green), who is much older and scruffy, wishes to be slim and beautiful and fantasises about how things might be ... Realistic dialogue, enhanced by excellent performances (especially by the leading lady) generate a rather touching mood with nothing 'over the top', which could have happened had it not been for the firm hand of the writer/director.
Guernsey Lily, Best Script, Best Comedy, Best Acting Award (Tina Martin) 1999; IAC Gold Seal 1999; UNICA Gold Medal 2000
(Making of article on IAC website - click here.)

Story
12.mins


6. VÅRT HÅRLIGA LIV (THIS GLORIOUS LIFE)
Björn Engström (Sweden)
A naive young man (Richard Wiedenkeller) travels to his boring job each day at the same time, by the same train, where he sees a collection of a wide range of people all doing the same! He also fantasises about a beautiful girl (Linda Johnsson). However, this brief outline cannot do justice to the quality of this movie, which is beautifully observed, wonderfully filmed and brilliantly edited!
Transfer from 16mm film. (English subtitles.)
Guernsey Lily, Best Editing Award, Best Fiction 1999; IAC International Award, Best Photography Award 2000

Story
19.mins


7. THE MAGIC LIGHT OF PUSHKAR MELA
Toshi Sakurai (Belgium)
A study of the camel fair and market in Pushkar in Rajasthan in India, most beautifully photographed. The director has the great gift of being able to observe without 'commenting'! The opening narration is well spoken by Howard Collin. There is also startling use of a very famous piece of music! Widescreen format.
Guernsey Lily, Special Award Best Film in Festival, Best Photography Award 1999

Donated by the competition organisers

Documentary
10.mins


BECAUSE OF THE VARIETY OF ORIGINS, SOUND LEVELS VARY

Total running time 120 mins.

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