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CANNES 2015 Critics’ Week/Awards

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The Critics’ Week Grand Prix goes to Paulina

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- 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

The Critics’ Week Grand Prix goes to Paulina
Paulina by Santiago Mitre

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:
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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.

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The Revelation Prize went to Land and Shade [+see also:
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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:
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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)

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