The Critics’ Week Grand Prix goes to Paulina
by Fabien Lemercier
- CANNES 2015: Argentinean director Santiago Mitre’s film, co-produced by France, has been triumphant in the Critics’ Week, while the Revelation Prize has gone to Land and Shade
Chaired by Israeli filmmaker-actress Ronit Elkabetz, the jury of the 54th Critics’ Week of the 68th Cannes Festival has awarded the Grand Prix 2015 to Paulina [+see also:
film profile] by Argentinean director Santiago Mitre (read the review). The second feature by the filmmaker was produced by Argentina, and co-produced by Brazil and by Didar Domehri for Paris-based outfit Full House. It will be distributed in France by Ad Vitam and is sold abroad by Versatile.
The Revelation Prize went to Land and Shade [+see also:
film profile] by César Augusto Acevedo (read the review), which has gone home with two accolades, also winning the SACD Award. Produced by Colombian outfit Burning Blue, and co-produced by Ciné-Sud Promotion (France) and Topkapi (Netherlands), as well as by Chile and Brazil, the film is sold abroad by Pyramide, which will distribute it in France in September.
The distribution-support award, granted by the Gan Foundation, was bestowed upon Diaphana, the distributor of The Wakhan Front [+see also:
film profile] by Clément Cogitore (read the review).
Lastly, in terms of the shorts, the Discovery Award went to Varicella by Italy’s Fulvio Risuleo, while Romanian director Andrei Cretulescu took home the Canal+ Award with Ramona.
(Translated from French)