email print share on Facebook share on Twitter share on reddit pin on Pinterest

TORONTO 2019 Prix

Martin Eden gagne le Prix Toronto Platform 2019

par 

- Le film de Pietro Marcello a été récompensé par un jury composé d'Athina Rachel Tsangari, Carlo Chatrian et Jessica Kiang ; Proxima et How to Build a Girl ont également été primés

Martin Eden gagne le Prix Toronto Platform 2019
Martin Eden de Pietro Marcello

Cet article est disponible en anglais.

Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
interview : Pietro Marcello
fiche film
]
has been awarded the 2019 Toronto Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), by a jury comprising award-winning filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari, Berlinale artistic director Carlo Chatrian and international film critic Jessica Kiang. The Italian-French co-production is a loose adaptation of Jack London’s 1909 novel about a young proletarian struggling to become a writer. The film stars Luca Marinelli, who won the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday for his portrayal of the aspiring writer.

(L'article continue plus bas - Inf. publicitaire)

The jury outlined their reasons for choosing Martin Eden, calling the film “a politically and philosophically provocative story told with extraordinary cinematic invention and grace. It reaffirms a faith that is easy to lose in 2019: that the cinema we know is an iceberg with nine-tenths still remaining to be discovered. This is a classic story told in a novel manner that dips below the surface to find highly unconventional, often archival modes of expression that are irreverent and anachronistic and yet that honour and participate in the history of cinema.”

Director Pietro Marcello told Cineuropa, “We read Martin Eden as a portrait that could anticipate the perversions and troubles of the 20th century.” You can read the full interview here.

Additionally, the jury awarded two Honourable Mentions. One went to Alice Winocour’s ​Proxima [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
interview : Alice Winocour
fiche film
]
, starring Eva Green and Sandra Hüller. The French-German co-production tells the story of an astronaut who must leave her child for a year if she is to fulfil her dream of spending a year living on the International Space Station.

The jury considered the movie “a beautifully down-to-earth, procedural approach to a story about the lure of space vying with the bonds of home, which is for once told from the point of view of a woman who does not apologise for finding as much joy in her vocation as in her family”.

In his review, Fabien Lemercier called the film “striking, captivating and visually accomplished” (read the full review here).

Also given an Honourable Mention was the Canadian-US production Anne at 13,000 ft, directed by Kazik Radwanski, about a day-care worker who has a life-changing experience while skydiving at a friend’s hen party.

The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) jury also announced this year’s prizewinners. The FIPRESCI Prize for the Special Presentations programme was awarded to Coky Giedroyc for her British production How to Build a Girl. Based on Caitlin Moran’s semi-autobiographical novel, the 1990s-set comedy is a coming-of-age tale about a geeky teenager’s rise to music-critic infamy.

The FIPRESCI Prize for the Discovery programme was bestowed upon Heather Young for her Canadian production Murmur, about an isolated woman ordered to perform community service.

Meanwhile, Jojo Rabbit [+lire aussi :
bande-annonce
fiche film
]
, directed, written by and starring Taika Waititi, won the People’s Choice Award, the audience-voted prize that is seen as a strong indicator for the Oscars. The American film is a World War II satire in which Waititi plays Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, imaginary friend to a ten-year-old boy whose mum is hiding a Jewish girl in the attic. Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story and Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winner Parasite came in second and third, respectively.

The People’s Choice Award in the Midnight Madness section went to the Spanish dystopian horror The Platform [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
interview : Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
fiche film
]
by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. Andrew Patterson’s The Vast of Night was First Runner-up and Jeff Barnaby’s Blood Quantum was Second Runner-up.

The audience voted for Feras Fayyad’s The Cave [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
fiche film
]
, with Danish and German co-production partners, as Best Documentary. The film is about a team of female doctors treating casualties in an underground hospital in war-torn Syria. Garin Hovannisian’s I Am Not Alone and Bryce Dallas Howard’s Dads took silver and bronze in this category.

The Norwegian co-production 1982 [+lire aussi :
critique
fiche film
]
by Oualid Mouaness was awarded the NETPAC Prize. Finally, the Swiss production All Cats Are Grey in the Dark, directed by Lasse Linder, won the Best Short Film Award.

Here is the full list of award winners:

Grolsch People’s Choice Award

Winner
Jojo Rabbit - Taika Waititi (USA)

First Runner-up
Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach (USA)

Second Runner-up
Parasite - Bong Joon-ho (South Korea)

Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award

Winner
The Platform [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
interview : Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
fiche film
]
- Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia (Spain)

First Runner-up
The Vast of Night - Andrew Patterson (USA)

Second Runner-up
Blood Quantum - Jeff Barnaby (Canada)

Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award

Winner
The Cave [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
fiche film
]
- Feras Fayyad (Syria/Denmark/Germany/USA/Qatar)

First Runner-up
I Am Not Alone - Garin Hovannisian’s (Armenia/USA)

Second Runner-up
Dads - Bryce Dallas Howard (USA)

Toronto Platform Prize

Winner
Martin Eden [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
interview : Pietro Marcello
fiche film
]
- Pietro Marcello (Italy/France)

Honourable Mentions
Proxima [+lire aussi :
critique
bande-annonce
interview : Alice Winocour
fiche film
]
- Alice Winocour (France/Germany)
Anne at 13,000 ft - Kazik Radwanski (Canada/USA)

FIPRESCI Prize – Discovery Programme
Murmur - Heather Young (Canada)

FIPRESCI Prize – Special Presentations
How to Build a Girl - Coky Giedroyc (UK)

NETPAC Award
1982 [+lire aussi :
critique
fiche film
]
- Oualid Mouaness (USA/Lebanon/Norway/Qatar)

IWC Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film
All Cats Are Grey in the Dark - Lasse Linder (Switzerland)

IWC Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film
Delphine - Chloé Robichaud (Canada)

City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film
The Twentieth Century - Matthew Rankin (Canada)

Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film
Antigone - Sophie Deraspe (Canada/France)

(L'article continue plus bas - Inf. publicitaire)

(Traduit de l'anglais)

Vous avez aimé cet article ? Abonnez-vous à notre newsletter et recevez plus d'articles comme celui-ci, directement dans votre boîte mail.