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The Jean Vigo Award goes to Eat Your Bones

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- Unveiled at Cannes, the hard-hitting film by Jean-Charles Hue has been inducted into the prize list of an award that values originality and potential

The Jean Vigo Award goes to Eat Your Bones
Eat Your Bones by Jean-Charles Hue

It is a prize that honours the independent spirit, stylistic originality and potential of a filmmaker: the 63rd Jean Vigo Award has been bestowed upon Eat Your Bones [+see also:
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by Jean-Charles Hue (read the review). The jury, comprising former winners, critics and exhibitors, was won over by “the pace and the aesthetic energy with which this immersion in a community never before seen in films crosses the power of a documentary, and the physical and metaphysical elements of film noir and of a rite-of-passage western”.

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Revealed last month at the Directors’ Fortnight of the 67th Cannes Festival, Eat Your Bones is the director’s second feature, after La BM du Seigneur [+see also:
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(2011). Produced by Thierry Lounas for Capricci Films (which will distribute the film in French theatres, most likely from 25 September, and will handle international sales), the movie was pre-purchased by Ciné+ and was backed by an advance on receipts from the CNC, the Centre region of France and Sofica Cofinova.

Capricci Films currently has Pasolini by Abel Ferrara in post-production, and has recently managed the French distribution of After the Night [+see also:
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 by Portuguese director Basil Da Cunha and Story of My Death [+see also:
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interview: Albert Serra
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by Spaniard Albert Serra, among other titles.

Interestingly, the Short Film Jean Vigo Award 2014 went to Inupiluk by Sébastien Betbeder (Envie de Tempête Productions), a 34-minute film that won the Audience Award in the national competition at the last Clermont-Ferrand Festival.

(Translated from French)

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