‘The Princess of Egypt’ Takes Bergamo Top Prize

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The Princess of Egypt won the Bergamo Film Meeting main prize in Italy last weekend. The film, which is Jan Forsström’s directorial debut, is about a single mum Marja whose main focus in life is her 7-year-old daughter Julia. Marja’s protective instincts are awakened when Julia’s father re-appears and realizes that Julia is his daughter. Marja is ready to defend Julia by any means possible.

The Princess of Egypt received the BFM-Banca Popolare di Bergamo Prize(worth 5000 EUR), which is established as a support for the productions investing in young authors and in independent, high quality cinema. Sevenfeature films were nominated for the prize. They all were unscreened in Italy before this event and were of distinguished linguistic and narrative complexity in their relationship to contemporary life and its complexity.

The 32nd Bergamo Film Meeting took place March 8-16 in Bergamo, Italy.

Via the Finnish Film Foundation (English)


Bergamo Film Meeting

Cinema Italiano (Italian)

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.