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2018 PYIFF Dailies: Onwards and Awards | Day 10

2018 PYIFF Dailies: Onwards and Awards | Day 10

The intimacy of smaller film festivals allow for a closer proximity between between those who create and those who contextualize and critique art. My final day of festing included a sit down with Beatriz Seigner, followed by an impromptu showing of Ash is Purest White (presented by Zhangke), followed by a bump into Lav Diaz (who we met earlier in the year in Berlin for Season of the Devil) and ended with a festive last dinner with a fest among journalists (always leave MUBI’s Daniel Kasman do the ordering).

2017 press conference announcement at Cannes.

2018 PYIFF day 10

Cannes press books got inked during this trip.

2018 PYIFF day 10

Diaz was at Pingyao for a masterclass on The Season of the Devil (which competed at the 68th Berlinale).

2018 PYIFF day 10
2018 PYIFF day 10

PYIFF – People’s Choice Awards

Crouching Tigers – BEST FILM
The Man Who Surprised Everyone – Natasha Merkulova / Aleksey Chupov

New Generation China – BEST FILM
Life of Zhang Chu – Director: Lv Yulai

Red Flowers and Green Leaves – Director:Liu Miaomiao

Best of Fest – BEST FILM
Girl – Director:Lukas Dhont

Hidden Dragons – BEST FILM
Volcano – Director: Roman Bondarchuk

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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