27-year-old Russian Director Alexei German Jr. received International Amnesty Award for his recent film “The Last Train” at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, reports RIA “Novosti”.
“The Last Train” tells a story of life and death of ordinary people, Russians and Germans who were unfortunate enough to witness and live through the horrors of the WWII,” states the official letter of the jurors. This is the first film of the young director.
Producer of the film Elena Yatsure also received an award along with the monetary compensation of 5 000 Euro.
“International Amnesty” is awarded to those works which vividly depict the subject of human rights. Last year, German Jr. was also awarded with the main prize and the Fipressi prize of the International Festival in Salonik, a prize for Best Director at the open festival of CIS and Baltiya “Kinoshock” as well as a prize for his best picture concerning the subject of human rights “Stalker” at the International Festival. The film press-screening took place on January 20th in Moscow.