“JODOROWSKY’S DUNE” is Tops at Helsinki’s Night VisionsMovies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
Helsinki’s Night Visions, the genre celebration that Fango finds essential to your festival calendar and travels has announced awards, giving top honors to acclaimed and highly anticipated documentary JODOROWSKY’S DUNE.
Directed by Frank Pavich, of the under-seen N.Y.H.C., JODOROWSKY’S DUNE tells the story of perhaps the greatest film never made. A colossal “what if?”, the revered Alejandro Jodorowsky was set to helm an adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic utilizing the input of the likes of Salvador Dali, Dan O’Bannon, Orson Welles and more. The doc has previously taken awards at Austin’s Fantastic Fest and Spain’s Sitges and is expected to release in the U.S. this Spring.
The announcement continues: The first runner-up for the award was FILTH (UK 2013), director Jon S. Baird’s sharp and edgy adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel by the same name. The second runner up was the science fiction horror comedy THE WORLD’S END (UK 2013), Edgar Wright’s final installment in his, Nick Frost’s and Simon Pegg’s Cornetto trilogy. Other popular contestants in the audience vote included Alex van Warmerdam’s demonic thriller BORGMAN (The Netherlands 2013) and BIG BAD WOLVES (Israel 2013), Aharon Keshales’ and Navot Papushado’s thrilling follow-up to their audience pleasing debut RABIES.
Night Visions returns to Helsinki this April 9-13, 2014. For much more on the festival, see our report from Kier-La Janisse on why you should be there.