The film Silent Souls (Ovsyanki) by Russian film director Alexei Fedorchenko has been awarded International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize at the 67 Venice Film Festival.
The film is a screen adaptation of a novel by Russian writer Denis Osokin. It tells a story of two men on a journey. One of the men, Miron, carries the dead body of his beloved wife so as to burry it in the area where they spent their honeymoon.
Fedorchenko's film has also grabbed the Italian Premio Nazareno Taddei Prize.
The film distinguishes by eroticism, frequent in the Russian cinema.
VENICE, September 11 (RIA Novosti)