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AWARDS France

Eight contenders for Delluc

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A coveted prize and benchmark of high cinematic quality, the Louis-Delluc Award will be presented on December 11 by a jury of around 20 film critics and personalities presided by Gilles Jacob. This year, eight features will vie for honours.

These include three titles shown in competition at the latest Cannes Film Festival: Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet [+see also:
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interview: Jacques Audiard
interview: Jacques Audiard and Tahar R…
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, winner of the Grand Prize on the Croisette and French hopeful for the 2010 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination; Alain ResnaisWild Grass [+see also:
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(awarded a Special Prize by the Cannes jury - see review) ; and Xavier Giannoli’s In the Beginning [+see also:
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(see review).

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Other contenders are Philippe Lioret’s Welcome [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Lioret
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(unveiled in the Panorama section at the Berlinale); Alain Cavalier’s Irene [+see also:
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(unveiled in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes - see review); Claude and Nathan Miller’s I’m Glad that My Mother Is Alive [+see also:
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(launched at Venice Days - see review and video interview); Christophe Honoré’s Making Plans for Lena [+see also:
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(in competition at San Sebastian - see news) ; and Bruno Dumont’s Hadewijch [+see also:
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(FIPRESCI Prize at the latest Toronto Film Festival - to be released in theatres on November 25).

Certain contenders have already won the award in the past, including Resnais (in 1966, 1993 and 1997), Claude Miller (1985) and Cavalier (1980).

The four contenders for the Louis Delluc Award for Best Debut Film are Riad Sattouf’s The French Kissers [+see also:
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(unveiled in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight - see news); Nicolas Saada’s Spy(ies) [+see also:
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(see news); and two films unveiled in Cannes Critics’ Week: Goodbye Gary [+see also:
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by Nassim Amaouche (winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prize - see review) and Nothing Personal [+see also:
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interview: Mathias Gokalp, director of…
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by Mathias Gokalp (see review).

(Translated from French)

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