Zhao Liang’s Behemoth wins best documentary at Stockholm Film Festival

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, Nov. 22(Greenpost)–Zhao Liang’s documentary Behemoth  from China has won the best documentary award at 26th Stockholm International Film Festival.

The citation is ” This filmmaker digs deep inside the bowels of its subject, showing us the monster of greed hiding in our destructive civilization. This film unveils hell right here on earth in a beautiful, emotive and poetic way. Through the power of great imagery, storytelling and empathy we are given a chance to perceive and finally end this abuse of the earth than of each other. Pure and utterly necessary.”

Zhao Liang was born in Liaoning and studied at Luxun Art Academy and Beijing Film Institute. He is an independent documentary film maker and director.

Meanwhile, Stockholm Impact Award  won by Leena Yadav, with her film Parched.
The citation is “Through superb acting giving a unique insight into the minds and hearts of women in rural India told with colourful, sensual cinematography. This film is a paradoxical celebration of life in tough circumstances, creating both anger and joy, giving fuel for debate as well as hope for change when addressing a burning question that affects, not half, but the whole of our society.”

The Stockholm Film Festival has just ended today after 11days of screening about 190 films from 70 countries. This year’s theme focuses on migration a lot.


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