Magnus Mork from Norway has scooped the prestigious 2010 Iris Prize, the Cardiff-based International Gay and Lesbian Short Film Prize, for his film The Samaritan.
The Iris Prize Festival was held over 6-9 October, with 30 shortlisted films for the Iris Prize being screened as well as seven of the latest gay and lesbian feature films, all of which enjoyed their UK premières at the festival.
Mork’s The Samaritan focuses on the relationship between Knut, a middle-aged lonely man in desperate need of company, and Mirza – an illegal immigrant in need of any help he can get. The film touches upon the limits between taking care of and taking advantage of; being used or abused.
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