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Lost and Beautiful wins at La Roche-sur-Yon

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- The film by Italy’s Pietro Marcello has snagged the Grand Prix at the sixth edition of the festival, while the Audience Award has gone to Tempête by Samuel Collardey

Lost and Beautiful wins at La Roche-sur-Yon
Lost and Beautiful by Pietro Marcello

Helmed by general delegate Paolo Moretti, the La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival has, over just a few years, carved out a niche in the schedule of the myriad film gatherings organised in France. Its sixth edition was won yesterday by Lost and Beautiful [+see also:
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by Italian director Pietro Marcello. Revealed at Locarno, the new film by the director of The Mouth of the Wolf [+see also:
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won the Grand Prix from the Jury of the international competition (which entitles it to be acquired from the French distributor by Ciné+), while Güeros by Mexican filmmaker Alonso Ruizpalacios was singled out with a Special Mention.

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The Audience Award went to Tempête [+see also:
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by French director Samuel Collardey, which opened the festival. Popular at Venice and winning the Best Actor Award into the bargain in the Orizzonti section, this feature produced by Geko Films will be released in French theatres on 24 February 2016 by Ad Vitam.

Also of note was the triumph of Tangerine by US filmmaker Sean Baker in the competitive New Waves section, which also handed out a Special Mention to Mate-me por favor by Brazil’s Anita Rocha da Silveira

This edition of the La Roche-sur-Yon Festival, which invited Vincent Lindon (winner of the Best Actor Award at Cannes in May for The Measure of a Man [+see also:
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interview: Stéphane Brizé
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) along as the guest of honour, also dedicated a retrospective to Noémie Lvovsky and (in association with Cinéma du Réel) featured a Focus on Italian filmmaker Franco Piavoli.

(Translated from French)

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