2019 GRAND BRIDGE AWARD
Take a step back in time with us: back to the early 1900s, when the Manhattan Bridge was still under construction.
In those years, like many other immigrants, a young mason, Giorgio Bonomo, left his small town in Sicily in search of fortune in the United States. Giorgio grew up in a very poor family and America was the land of great opportunities. With only a tool bag, he arrived in New York and was hired among many other workers for the construction of the Manhattan Bridge foundations. The fortune he earned would allow Giorgio to come back to his little town and buy the land that would become his family’s home for the next 4 generations. The tool bag that made it all possible went down to his son, a stonecutter.
Once hired in 2019, sculptor Elisa Corallo received a very old box from her grandmother: inside of it, her great-grandfather Giorgio’s tools were waiting to be used once again to create the Grand Bridge Award: an entirely handmade work of art in Sicilian white stone recalling the shape of the Manhattan Bridge.
The Best Film of the Year collects a unique Grand Bridge Award every year.
BEST OF THE YEAR 2019
OUT OF CRIMES
directed by Peter ZUO
Producers: CHOW Keung, LI Xin
Writer: Peter ZUO
Cast: WANG Haitao, REN Quing’an, DING Jianjun, LONG Shuilin, LI Jue
Miner Junpo’s daughter was seriously ill and in urgent need of treatment. Junpo rode his motorbike to find the mine owner Liangui, demanding for the compensation of his work injury. Liangui already prepared money for Junpo, but used the money to help out Director Qin. As a desperate measure, Junpo kidnapped Liangui’s daughter.