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CANNES 2009 Awards

Haneke and Porumboiu pick up FIPRESCI prizes

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Haneke and Porumboiu pick up FIPRESCI prizes

The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) jury has awarded its prizes at the close of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.

In competition, the International Critics’ Prize went to The White Ribbon [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile
]
(see review) by Austrian director Michael Haneke (see interview).

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In the Un Certain Regard selection, honours went to Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu’s second feature Police, Adjective [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
film profile
]
(see review). Meanwhile, the FIPRESCI prize for the festival’s parallel sections was presented to Cherien Dabis’ US/Canadian/Kuwaiti production Amreeka, shown in Directors’ Fortnight.

Finally, the Ecumenical Jury Prize was awarded to UK director Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Cannes 2009
Ken Loach

interview: Steve Evets - actor
film profile
]
, with a special mention going to Haneke’s The White Ribbon.

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(Translated from French)

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