The festival audience has had its say: the DocPoint 2020 Audience Award goes to KELET! During the festival week, the audience cast their vote for the Audience Award from the Finnish programme. The winning film will receive a 2000 euro award sponsored by Angel Films.
Director Susani Mahadura’s film will be shown in a rerun screening on Sunday, February 2nd at 15.30 at Maxim 1. The tickets will be available on sale online and at the festival box office on Saturday at 8pm. KELET has been a huge hit at the festival: all of its other screenings have sold out.
The Critic’s Choice award goes to LADY TIME by director Elina Talvensaari. The choice was made by Nick Holdsworth, a British critic writing for The Modern Times Review. Holdsworth says: “This is a poetic, lyrical and poignant film about time and loneliness – when a young woman expecting a baby buys an apartment with her husband, they find it comes with all the belongings – and memories – of the unmarried old lady who had lived there. She died with no living relatives and all the contents – including 8mm films – became the property of the young couple… This is a subtle and compulsive film that quietly draws you into a lost world… As the narrator/director says: ‘It is a bit difficult to get to know dead people.'” Holdsworth will write about the film in international publications.