Date: 17th October 2000

Mexican Film A Winner In Chicago

The hit Mexican film Love's a Dog (Amores Perros) took the top Gold Hugo award for best picture at the 36th annual Chicago International Film Festival Monday night.

The festival jury also handed out a joint best actor award to the movie's two male leads, Emilio Echevarría and Gael Garcia Bernál. The film is directed by Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, a top Mexico City disc jockey.

Taking second place was the Iranian film A Time for Drunken Horses, directed by Bahman Ghobadi, which had previously received a top award at Cannes. German film star Hannelore Elsner won the best actress award for her performance in Oskar Roehler's No Place to Go. And Clara Law, a Hong Kong director who recently moved to Australia, won the best director honor for The Goddess of 1967.

Source: Studio Briefing