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British documentary wins high prize at Czech competition

“A Sudden Glimpse to Deeper Things” by Northern Irish director Mark Cousins received the highest Crystal Globe award on the Karlovy Vary movie competition on Saturday, organisers mentioned.

Cousins’s documentary “explores themes of gender, neurodiversity, climate change, and the mysteries of creativity from youth to old age” by way of the eyes of Scottish painter Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004), its authors mentioned.

The 58th version of the competition within the western Czech spa metropolis of Karlovy Vary began on June 28.

US actor Viggo Mortensen, recognized for taking part in Aragorn in “The Lord of the Rings” movies, obtained the Festival President’s Award on the opening ceremony.

Other friends at Karlovy Vary included “Closer” and “Sin City” star Clive Owen and “Erin Brockovich” and “Traffic” director Steven Soderbergh.

Both Owen and Soderbergh additionally obtained the Festival President’s Award, as did German actor and director Daniel Bruehl, recognized for roles in “Inglourious Basterds” and “Rush”.

Oscar-winning British actor Geoffrey Rush, recognized for “Shine”, “The King’s Speech” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”, was a member of the competition jury.

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