‘24 WEEKS‘ is the first feature film selected to compete for the TRITON AWARD at this year’s Valletta Film Festival.
The powerful drama directed by Anne Zohra Berrached presents to us Astrid, a successful cabaret performer and her supportive husband MarKus dealing with a crucial question – what should they do with the child that Astrid is carrying, six months into the pregnancy, now that they learn it will be severely disabled?
The film will be a premiere for Malta and like all other six films to be selected for the Competition category, it will be screened at Pjazza Teatru Rjal.
There are seven awards in this category to be handed out by an international jury: BEST FEATURE FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AND BEST SCREENPLAY.
In 2015, the Japanese film ‘AN’ directed by Naomi Kawase won the first TRITON AWARD for BEST FILM at Valletta Film Festival.
The feature film jury of the Valletta Film Festival will be announced at the official launch of the festival on Friday 29 April 2016. The jury of the first edition was headed by Palm d’Or winning director Roland Joffe.
Tickets for screenings at the 2016 edition will go on sale in May however festival passes that provide access to all screenings at the festival are already on sale.