Illegal triumphs at Angoulême
Presided by Nathalie Baye, the competition jury at the 3rd Angoulême Francophone Film Festival awarded the Valois for Best Film to Olivier Masset-Depasse’s Illegal [+see also:
interview: Olivier Masset-Depasse
Unveiled in this year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight (see review and video interview with the director), the Belgian/Luxembourg/French co-production is also one of the three finalists for the European Parliament’s Lux Prize 2010 and will thus screen next week in Venice Days. Illegal will be released in France by Haut et Court on October 13.
The Valois for Best Director went to France’s Michel Leclerc for The Names of Love [+see also:
film profile], which was shown out of competition in Cannes Critics’ Week 2010 (see review) and will be launched in theatres by UGC Distribution on November 24.
Best Actor was handed to Youssouf Djaoro for his performance in Chadian director Mahamat Saleh Haroun’s French/Belgian co-production A Screaming Man [+see also:
film profile] (winner of the Cannes Jury Prize – to be released on September 29 by Pyramide). Finally, Best Actress was awarded to Samia Meziane for Abdelkrim Bahloul’s Journey to Algiers.
(Translated from French)
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