News from goEast: Best Director and FIPRESCI Award for Ivan Ostrochovský and Koza


Ivan Ostrochovský won the Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best Director for his film KOZA at goEast Film Festival. The film was selected for the award “for portraying a special character on a journey to his limits” and “for a distant directing which brings us very close to the protagonists”, as the Jury explained in detail in their statement.

Another two awards went to Ivan Ostrochovský for his film Koza! Congratulations!

Every year at goEast, a jury representing FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, presents the International Film Critic's Award. This year the prize went to Ivan Ostrochovský’s boxing drama KOZA. The FIPRESCI jury explained their selection thusly: “This very well observed poetic road movie reflects impressively the difficult and depressing situation in Eastern Europe, portraying a simple young man and former box champion who’s struggling to make ends meet. In well-set, beautiful images the film creates a catching atmosphere and tells also the story of a strange but great friendship with an open ending.”

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