On November 12, Geoffrey Enthoven, director of “Hasta la Vista” and “Halfweg”, will receive the Master of Cinema Award at the 63rd Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival in Germany. The jury awarded him a special prize at the 2002 festival for his first film, “Les Enfants de l’Amour”. The director also won the Grand Prix a few years later with “Vidange Perdue”, and “Meisjes” opened the festival in 2009.
“Geoffrey’s films have made a huge contribution to the international film scene,” said event director Michael Kötz. “It’s always a pleasure to see talent we initially discovered return to Mannheim. The stories he tells in his films really touch people on an emotional level. He brings us characters looking for a family, for a sense of belonging and identity, and he does so with huge insight and a sense of humour.” There will be showings of “Halfweg” and “Hasta la vista” over the course of the festival, which runs from November 6 to 16, 2014.
Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)