The movie is built in two chapters, each centred around a nineteen-year-old nun Cristina, who sneaks out of her convent. The first one shows her enigmatic tour around town, and the second follows a police detective investigating the nun’s disappearance.
"I don’t see it as a genre film. To me, it’s hard to put it in any category," Romanian director Bogdan George Apetri, based in New York, said in an interview posted on the festival’s official website.
The Best Director award, part of the International Competition of the festival, went to Mexico-based directors Rodrigo Plá and Laura Santullo for their "The other Tom."
In the Free Spirit Competition, which sees independent, rebellious cinema, the jury granted the Free Spirit Award to "Bipolar" by Chinese film maker Queena Li.
A total of nearly 170 movies from around the world have been screened during the annual Warsaw Film Festival, which closes in the Polish capital on Sunday.