Attila Till's second feature, an action-packed dark comedy thriller featuring wheelchair-bound assassins, was awarded Cairo Bronz Pyramide, Thessaloniki Golden Alexander and Best Actors, Skopje Best Director, 3 trophies at Arras Film Festival, FIPRESCI and Ecumenical Jury prizes in Cottbus.
Cairo IFF's int'l jury, headed by German writer-director Christian Petzold, awarded the Bronz Pyramide to Attila Till's KILLS ON WHEELS on November 24.
The oldest cultural event in Africa and the Middle East, Cairo IFF has an "A" status from the International Federation of Film Producers Associations. One of Africa and Middle East’s biggest cultural events, the 38th Cairo IFF, returned, this year with screenings in downtown Cairo for the first time since 2012. Also taking place at Cairo Opera House, this 38th edition showcased more than 200 feature films.
KILLS ON WHEELS has been named best film at the 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Nov 3-13) winning the "Theo Angelopoulos" Golden Alexander award. The film beat out 16 first and second films screened in this year's competition section. KILLS ON WHEELS' three leading young actors, Zoltan Fenyvesi, SzaboIcs Thuroczy and Adam Fekete were jointly awarded the Best actor trophy.
"KILLS ON WHEELS may be the most clever, inspiring, unexpecetdly deep and likeable film in competition at the Filmfestival Cottbus. The way Attila Till, script writer and director, portrayed the serious - and necessary - topics that lie at the base of the movie, covering them with such an enjoyable layer of cheerful but bittersweet feel and genre mixture between criminal thriller and balck comedy, make his second feature film the perfect excuse to approach Eastern European movies without pre-established prejudices.
KILLS ON WHEELS is touching, entertaining, rough, fun, and proves that Eastern Europe can offer worldwide audience some fresh air in the form of blockbusters that can put against the ropes any Hollywood production." - announced the FIPRESCI Jury at Cottbus FilmFestival, where the Hungarian movie won FIPRESCI Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury as well.
On the occasion of its French festival premiere KILLS ON WHEELS became the big hit of the Arras Film Festival winning Film Critics' Jury Prize, Young Jury "Regards Jeunes" Prize and the Audience Award as well.
Among other international accolades, KILLS ON WHEELS also won previously the Roger Ebert Award at the Chicago IFF where the Jury commended the film as "genre-mashing," "highly entertaining" and "distinguished by the equanimity with which it treats its protagonists, who are rarely seen on the silver screen."
Kino Lorber acquired all North American rights to Attila Till's KILLS ON WHEELS, Hungary’s official submission to this year’s Academy Awards®.
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