The documentary film "Icon," directed by Wojciech Kasperski, is nominated for the Prix Italia award within the frames of the 69th edition of the festival, this year held in Milan.

"Icon" is among 8 films nominated in the artistic film category. It is the 69th edition of this festival, which this year is held from September 29 to October 1, 2017 in Milan in Italy. Prix ‚Äč‚ÄčItalia is one of the oldest and the most prestigious international awards for radio, television and Internet creators.

"Icon" tells the story about psychiatric hospital in the Siberian countryside. The place, which was inaccessible for film crews, can be shown thanks to its residents, some of whom spent several decades at the hospital. This discreet and, at the same time, insightful observation of the patients’ daily lives transforms into meditation on the human nature, which is not entirely penetrable.

You can find more information about the award and the festival on the website of Prix Italia.