Archive Fipresci award 2021

The International Critics Prize

People We Know Are Confused
2020 / Lithuania / dir. Tomas Smulkis
Žmonės, kuriuos pažįstam


Eithne Mary O’Neill

Eithne O’NEILL, Paris-based, educated in Ireland, Germany and France, taught literature, translation & cinema history at Paris XIII University.

Books: Stephen Frears, Seuil/Rivages, 1994, coauthor with Jean-Loup Bourget of Lubitsch: La Satire Romanesque, Stock, 1987, Poetry : Chemins faisant, Éditions Elzévir, 2010.

Editorial board Positif where she publishes each month. Other recent  publications: « Les Couturiers français à Hollywood, 1948-1968 », in Les Connections françaises, Éditions du Nouveau Monde ; « Le Thème de l’Initiation dans les anime d’Hayao Miyazaki », in Rendez-vous avec la peur aux Editions Céfal, Liège ; « Défiguration et Mutisme dans Freaks de Tod Browning, in Philomèle. Figures du rossignol dans la tradition littéraire et artistique, Presses Universitaires Blaise –Pascal, 2006 ;  « Genres et Raison d’État ; Sven Gade’s Hamlet & Julie Taymor’s Titus in Modernités Shakespeariennes (Cenel, Paris 13), L’Harmattan, 2010, and, « La métaphore de la robe » : le travestissement au cinéma »,CinémAction, 2012.

To appear 2015: « Tim Burton and the Body Piecemeal », in Tim Burton, Montpellier Univer

Paola Olivieri

Managing Director of (cinema and music). She is enrolled in the National Italian Film Critics Union. She graduated from the Pollini Conservatory in Padua and organizes courses that belong to traditional classic music of various periods and at the same she gives lectures on the relationship between cinema and music. Special attention is given to Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Nanni Moretti and Pierpaolo Pasolini. The experience of curator of the soundtrack for the documentary “The Painter and The Moon” (2005) directed by Gianfranco Boiani stands alongside to that of many conferences on cinema held in Venice, Pesaro, Sesto Fiorentino and Poppi ( Province of Arezzo). Writer of publications and monographs - winner of International Literary Contests. She has participated as a member of the jury in International Film Festivals and at the same time present in committees for four editions “ Casentino International Awards” now in its 46th edition. This prize was founded by Carlo Emilio Gadda, Nicola Lisi and Carlo Coccioli. She is also a member, during the last three years, of the jury in “Lino Miccichè Award for Film Critics” that takes place during the New Cinema Film Festival in Pesaro.

Ieva Sukytė

Ieva Šukytė graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts with MA in History and Theory of Arts. Since 2013 she has been working as a freelance film critic contributing to various outlets in Lithuania, including Lithuanian National Radio and Television and Goethe Institute. Recently she began assisting with programming for Vilnius International Short Film Festival. In 2021 she was a member of the FIPRESCI jury at the Berlin Film Festival for Panorama section.

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