White God crowned king of Un Certain Regard
by Fabien Lemercier
- CANNES 2014: Victory for Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó; honourable mentions for Turist, The Salt of the Earth and Party Girl
The remarkable White God [+see also:
interview: Kornél Mundruczó
film profile] by Hungarian virtuoso Kornel Mundruczo (read the review and watch the interview with the director) has tonight won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 67th Cannes Festival, awarded by the jury chaired by Argentinian Pablo Trapero. An astounding and harsh parable about the misadventures of a dog and a teenage girl in a cruel world, the film was produced by Viktória Petrányi and Eszter Gyárfás for Proton Cinema, and was co-produced by German firm Pola Pandora, Sweden's The Chimney Pot and Hungarian outfit Filmpartners. International sales of the movie are handled by The Match Factory.
The Jury Prize went to the highly subtle and enthralling Turist [+see also:
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile] (Force majeure) by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund (read the review and watch the interview with the filmmaker – sold by Coproduction Office).
The Un Certain Regard Special Prize was bestowed upon the documentary The Salt of the Earth [+see also:
film profile] by Germany's Wim Wenders and Brazilian director Juliano Ribeiro Salgado (sold by Le Pacte).
The Ensemble Acting Prize was awarded to Party Girl [+see also:
interview: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire B…
film profile] by the French trio Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis (read the review – produced by Elzévir Films – sold by Pyramide International).
Lastly, the Best Actor Award was given to David Gulpilil for his performance in Charlie's Country, by Australian filmmaker Rolf de Heer.
(Translated from French)