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Eight candidates for the Louis Delluc Prize

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- Brizé, Garrel, Desplechin, Faucon, Giannoli, Barraud, Podalydès and Rithy Panh are duking it out for the 2015 edition of the prestigious trophy

Eight candidates for the Louis Delluc Prize
My Golden Days by Arnaud Desplechin

The highly sought-after Louis Delluc Prize, which will be handed out on 16 December by a jury of critics and leading figures from the seventh art, under the chairmanship of Gilles Jacob, will this year see eight features go head to head for the title of Best Film.

Among them are four works that were unveiled at the latest Cannes Film Festival, with The Measure of a Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stéphane Brizé
film profile
]
by Stéphane Brizé (which earned Vincent Lindon the Best Actor Award) and three titles shown in the Directors’ Fortnight: In the Shadow of Women [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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by Philippe Garrel, Fatima [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Philippe Faucon
film profile
]
by Philippe Faucon and My Golden Days [+see also:
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trailer
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by Arnaud Desplechin. Added to these is another movie revealed on the Croisette, the documentary The Missing Picture [+see also:
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by Rithy Panh, which took home the Un Certain Regard Prize in 2013, but which didn’t come out in French theatres until October 2015.

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The other three hopefuls selected for this edition of the Louis Delluc Prize are Marguerite [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile
]
by Xavier Giannoli (unveiled at Venice), The Sweet Escape [+see also:
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by Bruno Podalydès and Portrait of the Artist [+see also:
trailer
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by Antoine Barraud (unveiled in the Forum section of the Berlinale). Interestingly, Desplechin and Garrel have already won the Louis Delluc Prize once each, in 2004 with Kings and Queen [+see also:
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and in 2005 with Regular Lovers [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Garrel
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]
, respectively. In the event of a win for either of them this year, they would join the highly exclusive club of two-time winners, which includes Abdellatif Kechiche, Claude Sautet, Louis Malle and Michel Deville, with only Alain Resnais having won the accolade three times.

Five features have been chosen as contenders for the Louis Delluc Prize for Best Debut Film, including two that were premiered at Cannes: Mustang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile
]
by Deniz Gamze Ergüven in the Directors’ Fortnight and The Wakhan Front [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
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by Clément Cogitore in the Critics’ Week. Other titles in the running are Vincent [+see also:
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by Thomas Salvador (popular at San Sebastián in 2014, in the New Directors section), The Great Game [+see also:
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by Nicolas Pariser (unveiled at Locarno, in Filmmakers of the Present, and set to be released in theatres on 16 December) and Young Tiger [+see also:
trailer
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]
by Cyprien Vial.

(Translated from French)

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