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CANNES 2019 Un Certain Regard / Awards

Un Certain Regard gives its top prize to The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmāo

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- CANNES 2019: Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz’s film has claimed victory, while other awards went to Chiara Mastroianni for On a Magical Night, Fire Will Come, Liberté and Joan of Arc

Un Certain Regard gives its top prize to The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmāo
The 2019 Un Certain Regard jury and winners (© Eliott Chalier/FDC)

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmāo [+see also:
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interview: Karim Aïnouz
film profile
]
by Brazil’s Karim Aïnouz has taken home the Un Certain Regard Award at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, handed out by a jury chaired by Nadine Labaki (who was aided by Lisandro AlonsoMarina FoïsLukas Dhont and Nurhan Sekerci-Porstet). The film was produced by Brazil’s RT Features together with Germany’s Pola Pandora, Sony Pictures Brasil and Canal Brasil. Its international sales are handled by The Match Factory.

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The Jury Prize went to Fire Will Come [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Óliver Laxe
film profile
]
by French-Spanish filmmaker Oliver Laxe. The feature, which was produced by Spain (MiramemiraKowalski Films) together with France (4 A 4 Productions) and Tarantula Luxembourg, is being sold overseas by Pyramide.

The Best Performance Award singled out French actress Chiara Mastroianni for her performance in On a Magical Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Christophe Honoré
film profile
]
by her fellow countryman Christophe Honoré. The film, which was produced by Paris-based outfit Les Films Pelléas and co-produced by France 2 Cinéma, Belgium’s Scope Pictures and Luxembourg’s Bidibul Productions, is being sold abroad by Charades.

The Best Director Award was bestowed upon young Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov for Beanpole [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
(sold by Wild Bunch), while the Special Jury Prize was picked up by Liberté [+see also:
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by Spaniard Albert Serra (produced by France’s Idéale Audience in co-production with Spain’s Andergraun Films, Portugal’s Rosa Filmes and Germany’s Lupa Film, with international sales overseen by Films Boutique).

Lastly, it is worth mentioning the Special Mention of the Jury handed to Joan of Arc [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Bruno Dumont
film profile
]
by France’s Bruno Dumont (produced by 3B, sales by Luxbox) and the Coup de Cœur Award that was split between A Brother’s Love by Canada’s Monia Chokri and The Climb by US director Michael Angelo Covino (sold by Memento Films International).

Here is the full list of winners:

Un Certain Regard Award
The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmāo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Karim Aïnouz
film profile
]
 - Karim Aïnouz (Brazil/Germany)

Jury Prize
Fire Will Come [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Óliver Laxe
film profile
]
– Oliver Laxe (Spain/France/Luxembourg)

Best Performance Award
Chiara Mastroianni – On a Magical Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Christophe Honoré
film profile
]
 (France/Belgium)

Best Director Award 
Beanpole [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Kantemir Balagov (Russia)

Special Jury Prize 
Liberté [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Albert Serra (France/Portugal/Spain/Germany)

Jury’s Coup de Cœur Award (split)
A Brother’s Love – Monia Chokri (Canada)
The Climb – Michael Angelo Covino (US)

Special Mention of the Jury 
Joan of Arc [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Bruno Dumont
film profile
]
– Bruno Dumont (France)

(Translated from French)

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