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Culture news, 02.02.2005 18:19

Film wins BBC prize

Film wins BBC prize "The Return" ("Vozvrashcheniye") has been named winner of the BBC Four World Cinema Award, BBC news reported on its web site on Friday.

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, "The Return" previously won the 2003 Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival. The prize was presented at an awards ceremony held in London on Thursday, it was reported on

The winner was chosen by a panel which included "X Files" actress Gillian Anderson and critic Roger Clarke.

Other nominees included "The Motorcycle Diaries," "Zatoichi" and "Hero."

Tragedy struck the production of "The Return" when one of its young stars, 15-year-old Vladimir Girin, drowned in a lake where some of the film's scenes were filmed.

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