"ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE" WITH EUROPEAN FILM AWARD
Damian Nenov and Raul de la Fuente's film was chosen the best European animated feature film.
European Film Awards are among the most prestigious awards dedicated to European cinema. The first edition took place in 1988 when the main award was given to "A Short Film About Killing" directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. Last year the title of the Best European Animated Feature Film went to the authors of "Loving Vincent".
The awarded animation "Another Day of Life" is a gripping story of a three-month-long trip that renowned reporter Ryszard Kapuściński took across Angola ravaged by war, in which the front lines shifted like in a kaleidoscope from one day to another. Just like the readers of the original book, the audience will begin their journey with Kapuściński in 1975 Luanda, the capital of Angola. The country is in the midst of decolonization efforts, launched by the success of the Carnation Revolution. Portuguese people are hurriedly fleeing the more glamorous districts of Luanda. Terrified by the possibility of a full-on attack on the capital, they're busy packing their belongings into wooden crates. Shops are closing down, law enforcement units are gradually disappearing from the streets, heaps of garbage bags are slowly taking over the Angolan capital. Kapuściński keeps sending daily cables from the emptying city to the Polish Press Agency. After some deliberations, he decides to set out on a journey to the front lines of the conflict. While almost losing his life he realizes that he's witnessing the events that do not allow him to remain simply an observer. Can a reporter conceal a sensational discovery for the greater cause?
We would like to invite you to read an interview with the authors which you can find here.
The list of winners is available on EFA's website.