Angoulême crowns Nabil Ayouch’s Much Loved
by Fabien Lemercier
- The Valois d'Or for Best Film and that for Best Actress went to a feature that rubbed shoulders with A Decent Man and All Yours on the awards list
Having been revealed in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Much Loved [+see also:
film profile] by Nabil Ayouch has come out on top of the awards list at the eighth Angoulême Francophone Film Festival by pulling off a double win, snagging the Valois d'Or for Best Film and the Valois for Best Actress, bestowed upon Loubna Abidar. The movie, which is being sold abroad by Celluloid Dreams, will be screened at Toronto (10-20 September) in the Contemporary World Cinema section and will be distributed on 16 September in French theatres, courtesy of Pyramide.
A Decent Man [+see also:
film profile] by Emmanuel Finkiel (read the article) achieved another double win, having been honoured with the Valois for Best Director and that for Best Actor, which went to Nicolas Duvauchelle. The title’s international sales are handled by Bac Films, which has not yet confirmed a date for the French release.
Interestingly, the Valois for Best Screenplay went to All Yours [+see also:
interview: David Lambert
film profile] by Belgian director David Lambert (watch the interview with the director), which also took home the award handed out by the student jury, and which will be released in France on 7 October by Outplay. Lastly, the 2015 awards list for the eighth Angoulême Francophone Film Festival is rounded off by the short film Chaud lapin, while this year’s Valois for Best French-language Producer (given out by an association of distributors) singled out Christophe Rossignon and Philippe Boëffard, for Nord Ouest Films.
(Translated from French)