Alice and the Mayor scoops the Europa Cinemas Label at Cannes
by Fabien Lemercier
- CANNES 2019: Nicolas Pariser’s film has been crowed as the best European film in the Directors’ Fortnight, while An Easy Girl took home the SACD Award
Alice and the Mayor [+see also:
interview: Nicolas Pariser
film profile] by France’s Nicolas Pariser, which was unveiled in the 51st Directors’ Fortnight at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, has won the Europa Cinemas Label (handed out by a jury of exhibitors to the best European film in the parallel section). This incredibly smart and quirky political comedy, featuring superb performances by Fabrice Luchini and Anaïs Demoustier, is the second feature by the filmmaker who rose to fame at Locarno in 2015 with The Great Game [+see also:
film profile]. Produced by Bizibi and co-produced by Arte France Cinéma, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Les Films du 10 and Belgium’s Scope Pictures, Alice and the Mayor is being sold overseas by Bac Films.
The SACD Award, which is also bestowed upon a movie in the Directors’ Fortnight, went to An Easy Girl [+see also:
interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
film profile] by France’s Rebecca Zlotowski. The feature, produced by Les Films Velvet and co-produced by France 3 Cinéma, is being sold abroad by Wild Bunch.
Lastly, the Short Film Award was presented to Stay Awake, Be Ready by Vietnam’s Pham Thien An.
Here is the full list of winners:
Illy Award for Best Short Film
Stay Awake, Be Ready - Pham Thien An (Vietnam/South Korea/USA)
(Translated from French)
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