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By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Winter Soldier's latest warm reception

winter-soldier-poster_w235.jpgThe powerful post-Vietnam doc Winter Soldier, a raw 1972 assembly of testimony from soldiers about the facts of the acts of war they’d seen, has won a prize for video rediscovery, the Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards in Bologna, Italy. Winter Soldier was released this summer by the vital Milestone/Milliarium Zero label, which, they write, is “proud to share the Best Rediscovery Award for its very first release.” Cites the jury, “For the best rediscoveries, we want to single out three Finnish melodramas from the 30s and 40s directed by Teuvo Tulio, released by the Finnish Film Archive-an example of remarkable films made over 60 years ago and never before seen abroad-as well as the resurrections of exceptional, collectively made documentaries which are also precious documents: Winter Soldier from Milestone Video in the U.S. and Les Groupes Medvedkine from Editions Montparnasse in France.” [Complete list and jury follows.]


The Jury was Peter von Bagh (Artistic Director of Il Cinema Ritrovato festival), Alain Bergala (cinema critic), Mark McElhatten (independent Film and Video Curator and Film Archivist), Paolo Mereghetti (cinema critic) and Jonathan Rosenbaum (cinema critic).
Best Rediscovery (ex-aequo)
LES GROUPES MEDVEDKINE (Francia, 1967-1974) – 2 Dvd+booklet
Editions Montparnasse (Francia)
WINTER SOLDIER (USA, 1972)
Milestone/Milliarium Zero (Usa)
TEUVO TULIO: Laulu Tulipunaisesta Kukasta (1938, Finlandia)
Unelma Karjamajalla (1940, Finlandia)
Sellaisena Kuin sinä Minut Halusit (1944, Finlandia)
Finnish Film Archive (Finlandia)

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