‘The Divorce’ Wins Shanghai Golden Goblet Best Film Prize

A jury headed by French Vietnamese director Tranh Anh Hung awarded its Golden Goblet (Jin Jue) prizes for the Shanghai International Film Festival’s main competition.

The top prize for best feature went to “The Divorce,” directed by Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Salamat. The jury praised the film for its sophisticated story-telling which mixes comedy, farce and tragedy, and “which moves fluidly from public sphere to the intimate relationship of a couple in crisis” and its feeling of innocence.

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The other jury members were Rolf de Heer (Australia), Matthias Glasner (Germany), Tony Leung Ka Fai (Hong Kong), Santiago Mitre (Argentina), Sonthar Gyal (China) and Zhou Xun (China).

Prizes for the festival’s SIFF Project market for co-financing scripts and works in progress were separately announced earlier in the week.

Over its nine-day run, the festival has hosted masterclasses, debates on women’s position in the film industry, forums on story-telling and the development of the Chinese film industry and numerous company presentations.

2024 Shanghai International Film Festival – Golden Goblet Prizes

Best Feature

“The Divorce” dir. Daniyar Salamat (Kazakhstan)

Jury Grand Prix

“Adult” dir. Mariano Gonzalez (Argentina)

Best Director

Bakur Bakuradze for “Snowflakes in My Yard” (Georgia/Russia)

Best Actor

Huang Xiaoming in “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” (China) dir. Wei Shujun

Best Actress

Amira Omarova in “The Divorce” (Kazakhstan) dir. Daniyar Salamat

Best Screenplay

Zheng Zhi, Guo Fangfang, Gu Changwei for “The Hedgehog” (China) dir. Gu Changwei

Best Cinematography

Zhang Ying for “A Man and a Woman” (China, Hong Kong) dir. Guan Hu.

Outstanding Artistic Achievement

“The Wasteman” (Iran) dir. by Ahmad Bahram

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