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Almaric, Assayas among eight Delluc contenders

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Almaric, Assayas among eight Delluc contenders

A coveted prize and benchmark of high cinematic quality, the Louis-Delluc Award will be presented on December 17 by a jury of film critics and personalities presided by Gilles Jacob. This year, eight features will vie for Best Film of the Year.

These include three titles shown in competition at the latest Cannes Film Festival: Xavier Beauvois’s Of Gods and Men [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Beauvois
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, Mathieu Amalric’s On Tour [+see also:
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interview: Mathieu Amalric
interview: Mathieu Amalric
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and Bertrand Tavernier’s The Princess of Montpensier [+see also:
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(see review and interview). Two other titles unveiled on the Croisette in May will vie for honours: the long version of Olivier Assayas’s Carlos [+see also:
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(see review); and Jean-Paul Civeyrac’s Young Girls in Black [+see also:
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(see review).

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The list of contenders is completed by Claire Denis’s White Material [+see also:
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(unveiled at the Venice Mostra 2009 – see review); Raoul Ruiz’s Mysteries of Lisbon [+see also:
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(prize-winner at San Sebastian – see news); and Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer [+see also:
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]
(Berlinale 2010 award-winner – see review).

As a reminder, the 2009 Louis-Delluc Award went to Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet [+see also:
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interview: Jacques Audiard
interview: Jacques Audiard and Tahar R…
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]
. Among this year’s nominees, only Tavernier has previously won the award (in 1973 for The Clockmaker of Saint-Paul).

Six features have been selected to vie for the Louis Delluc Award for Best Debut Film, including three helmed by young women directors: Dear Prudence [+see also:
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by Rebecca Zlotowski (see video interview and review); Love Like Poison [+see also:
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by Katell Quillévéré (see review); and Chicks [+see also:
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by Sophie Letourneur (see news and review). Also competing are Patric Chiha’s Domain [+see also:
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(see review); Marc Dugain’s An Ordinary Execution (see news); and Joann Sfar’s Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus [+see also:
trailer
Interview with Joann Sfar, director of…
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
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]
(see news and video interview).

(Translated from French)

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