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Matterhorn by Diederik Ebbinge

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July 1, 2013

Diederik Ebbinge's first feature Matterhorn has won three awards at the Moscow International Film Festival, which took place June 20-29.
Matterhorn received the Audience Award, which is presented in the form of a key and includes a certificate for marketing distribution within Russia.
Both the main award of the Russian Guild of Film Ciritcs and the Best Film Award of the Rusian Film Club Association were also given to Matterhorn.

Matterhorn tells the story of Fred, who lives on his own in a small bible-belt village. For most of the day he stares out of his window out on to the street, where nothing ever happens. Then one day he spots a stranger. Fred offers him a roof and board. The fact that the two men are living together causes commotion in the religious communinity of the village. One of themes of the film is the acceptance of family forms other than the traditional marriage of a man and a woman. It is very sensitive subject matter in Rusia, where recently a law has been passed that prohibits the propaganda of homosexuality.

The following months Matterhorn is screening at several international film festivals, among which the Vologda Independent Cinema From European Screens Festival (July 5 to 19) also in Russia.

For more information:

Moscow International Film Festival: www.moscowfilmfestival.ru

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