The dreamlike film about a river in Ireland wins the top prize in South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, March 04, 2021 -
The film Tides set in Derry in Northern Ireland won the top prize at Myrtle Beach International Film Awards, South Carolina.
The film, defined by critics as "Docudream" because of its surreal and magical atmosphere combining documentary genre and surrealism, won an incredible raft of awards around the world. The film is written and directed by Italian Alessandro Negrini, who previously directed the multi-award-winning film, Paradiso. Since its release, Tides has achieved huge success in the festival circuit and praise from juries and critics. This is the 15th international award.
Tides is a dreamlike and visionary portrait of a river that in Negrini's words "it has become a liquid border": the majestic River Foyle in the city of Derry. Negrini's images and words provide much food for thought, striking an evocative balance among wonder and deep attention to the contradiction of history in our divided society. The Dop is the renowned Norwegian Oddgeir Saether (Dop in David Lynch's Inland Empire), an editor is Belfast based, Stuart Sloan. The voice of the River Foyle is provided by Emma Taylor who already won an award in Rome for her role in Tides.