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CANNES 2015 Un Certain Regard/Awards

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Un Certain Regard crowns Rams

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- CANNES 2015: Icelandic director Grimur Hakonarson has emerged victorious, while honourable mentions went to The High Sun, The Treasure, Journey to the Shore, Masaan and Nahid

Un Certain Regard crowns Rams
Rams by Grimur Hakonarson

Rams [+see also:
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 by Icelandic director Grimur Hakonarson (read the review and watch the interview with the filmmaker) has taken home the Un Certain Regard Prize from the 68th Cannes Film Festival, handed out by a jury chaired by Isabella Rossellini. Produced by Icelandic outfit Netop Films together with Denmark, Norway and Poland, this simple, effective, funny and tender feature revolves around a rivalry between two brothers in the highly physical world of livestock farmers. The film will be distributed in France by ARP Sélection, while international sales are handled by New Europe Film Sales.

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The Jury Prize was given to The High Sun [+see also:
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 by Croatia’s Dalibor Matanic (read the review and watch the interview). Produced by Kinorama, it will be distributed in France by Bac Films and is sold abroad by Cercamon.

The Best Director Award went to Journey to the Shore [+see also:
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 by Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa, co-produced by French outfit Comme des Cinémas, which will be distributed in France by Version Originale/Condor, and which is sold by MK2 International.

The Un Certain Talent Award singled out The Treasure [+see also:
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interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
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 by Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu (read the review and watch the interview), produced by 42 Km Film, and co-produced by French companies Les Films du Worso and Rouge International, which will be distributed in France by Le Pacte and is being sold by Wild Bunch.

Two Promising Future Prizes were bestowed upon Masaan [+see also:
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 by India’s Neeraj Ghaywan (co-produced by France through Macassar Production and by Arte France Cinéma – distributed in France and sold by Pathé) and Nahid by Iranian director Ida Panahandeh (which will be released in France courtesy of Memento Films).

(Translated from French)

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