Europa Cinemas Label for Mustang in the Directors' Fortnight
by Fabien Lemercier
- CANNES 2015: The feature debut by Turkish filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven has been crowned Best European Film in the Directors' Fortnight
Turkish director Deniz Gamze Ergüven has taken a truly noteworthy first step into his career with his feature debut, Mustang [+see also:
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile] (read the review), which was unveiled in the 47th Directors' Fortnight at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, where it has won the Europa Cinemas Label (given out by a jury of exhibitors to the best European film in the parallel section).
Produced by French outfit CG Cinéma together with Germany and Turkey, Mustang will be distributed in France by Ad Vitam. The international sales managed by Kinology have already been very successful, with acquisitions for the USA (Cohen Media Group), the UK (Curzon Artificial Eye), Italy (Lucky Red), Spain (A Contracorriente), the Scandinavian countries (Scanbox), Poland (Gutek), Benelux (Cinéart), Portugal (Outsider Films), Greece (Strada Films), the countries of the former Yugoslavia (2I Film), Turkey, Japan and South Korea.
The SACD Award, which is also handed out to a title in the Directors' Fortnight, went to My Golden Days [+see also:
film profile] by French director Arnaud Desplechin (read the review – out in France since last Wednesday, courtesy of Le Pacte – sales handled by Wild Bunch).
Lastly, the Art Cinema Award (given out by CICAE) singled out Embrace of the Serpent by Colombia's Ciro Guerra, which will be distributed in France by Diaphana and is sold by German company Films Boutique.
(Translated from French)