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CANNES 2014 Awards

ARTE associated with six award-winning films

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- CANNES 2014: The co-producer of Palme d'Or winner Winter Sleep, the Franco-German channel also backed The Wonders and White God

ARTE associated with six award-winning films
Kornél Mundruczo’s (right) White God team at Cannes

Turning up on the Croisette in a very strong position, with 24 films that it had partnered with having been selected at the 67th Cannes Festival, the Franco-German channel ARTE has attained the Holy Grail of the awards list. Indeed, its subsidiary Arte France Cinéma (headed by Olivier Père) co-produced and pre-purchased Winter Sleep [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
film profile
]
by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (read the review), which snagged the Palme d'Or.

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For its part, ARTE/ZDF was involved in the funding of The Wonders [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alice Rohrwacher
interview: Tiziana Soudani
film profile
]
by Italian director Alice Rohrwacher (winner of the Grand Prix – read the review), White God [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kornél Mundruczó
film profile
]
by Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó (which won the Un Certain Regard Prize – read the review and watch the interview with the director) and Turist (Force majeure) [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
by Sweden’s Ruben Ostlund (winner of the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard – read the review and watch the interview with the filmmaker).

Interestingly, Sofica Arte Cofinova had backed Jauja [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Lisandro Alonso (winner of the Fipresci Prize in Un Certain Regard – read the review), and Arte France Cinéma also co-produced Timbuktu [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Abderrahmane Sissako (winner of the Ecumenical Jury Prize and the François-Chalais Prize – popular in the official competition – read the review).

(Translated from French)

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