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DOMINIC SENA'S FEATURE FILM DEBUT, 'KALIFORNIA,' WINS PRESTIGIOUS FILM CRITICS' AWARD AT MONTREAL FILM FEST

 `Kalifornia' Also Captures 'Best Cinematography' Award
 MONTREAL, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "Kalifornia," the suspense


thriller starring Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis, captured the prestigious international film critics' (FIRPRESCI) jury prize at the Montreal Film Festival (Festival Des Films Du Monde) on Monday. The film, the debut feature effort by director Dominic Sena, also won the Best Artistic Contribution (cinematography) prize.
 "Kalifornia," released by Gramercy Pictures, opened throughout the United States on Friday, Sept. 3.
 According to a statement issued by the awards committee on Monday, "The Jury decided to support a young talent and awarded its prize to `Kalifornia' (United States), by Dominic Sena for its innovative approach to his presentation of good and evil in the context of American cinema and for the excellence of his work with the actors."
 Russell Schwartz, president of Gramercy Pictures, echoes the jury's enthusiastic support of the film. "Dominic Sena, a leading creative voice in music video for many years, clearly has established with `Kalifornia' that his artistic vision extends to feature film as well."
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