'The Act of Killing' wins two awards at Documenta Madrid / by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

Joshua Oppenheimer's festival hit THE ACT OF KILLING scored a double victory at Documenta Madrid (the International Documentary Festival in Madrid), winning both the First Prize of the Jury and the Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary, with an audience vote of 8.34.

Co-director Christine Cynn was present at the award ceremony in Madrid on Sunday May 12.

The jury gave the following statement when awarding the First Prize of the Jury: 
"We award the first prize to a film that raised considerable controversy and succeeded at making us feel extremely uncomfortable through a unique construction of fantasy and horror that elicits a brutal reality that remains in impunity."

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