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BEAUTIFUL BEINGS wins Special Jury Prize in Taiwan

Beautiful Beings, by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson, won a Special Jury Prize at the 24th Taipei International Film Festival, which took place from June 23 - July 9 in Taiwan. 

The jury stated: "The filmmaker develops an alternative approach in the genre of coming-of-age. His surreal vision penetrates the angst of a group of teenagers, delivering a punch of realism as well as a touch of fantasy. Witnessing the director's courage in challenging the existing narration pattern and visual language, we look forward to seeing his further potential in the future".

The film had its premiere at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival and has since gone in to an impressive festival and awards run, recently winning awards at festivals in Transylvania, Slovenia, Mexico and Italy.