Belgrade, Feb. o3, 2010 (Serbia Today) - The Serbian film Djavolja Varos (Devil's Town) by director and screenwriter Vladimir Paskaljevic won the first prize in the main competition program of the 21. International Film Festival in Trieste, the producer of the film, Milan Tomic, stated last Thursday.
The explanation of the jury said that the movie Devil's Town was awarded for the audacity and clarity of the young director's vision that displays a city forsaken by the gods through precise mounting and excellent direction. The International Film Festival in Trieste featured the movies from Central and Eastern Europe, while 12 films entered the main competition program. The first film of young Paskaljevic started its successful festival life at Karlovy Vary early in July where it had a noted world premiere. Early in November, it was presented with FIPRESCI awarded by film critiques for the best movie in Athens, and a week ago it won a special recognition of the jury at the festival in Palm Springs.