Un Certain Regard gives its top prize to The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmāo
by Fabien Lemercier
- 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
The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmāo [+see also:
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 Alonso, Marina Foïs, Lukas 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.
The Jury Prize went to Fire Will Come [+see also:
interview: Óliver Laxe
film profile] by French-Spanish filmmaker Oliver Laxe. The feature, which was produced by Spain (Miramemira, Kowalski 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:
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:
film profile] (sold by Wild Bunch), while the Special Jury Prize was picked up by Liberté [+see also:
film profile] 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:
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:
Jury’s Coup de Cœur Award (split)
A Brother’s Love – Monia Chokri (Canada)
The Climb – Michael Angelo Covino (US)
(Translated from French)
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