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Majority and When We Leave scoop honours at Premiers Plans

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At the 23rd Premiers Plans Film Festival in Angers, Turkish director Seren Yüce’s Majority (unveiled in Venice Days and winner of the Lion of the Future Award at the 2010 Mostra) shared the Grand Prize with Andrey Stempkovsky’s Russian film Reverse Motion. The Audience Award went to Austrian director Feo Aladag’s When We Leave [+see also:
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(Lux Prize 2010 – to be released in France by Wild Bunch Distribution on April 13).

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In the French competition, the jury headed by Robert Guédiguian also crowned two films, awarding the Grand Prize ex-aequo to French duo Olivier Babinet and Fred Kihn’s European co-production Robert Mitchum Is Dead [+see also:
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(see news – to be released in France by Shellac on April 13) and Phan Dang Di’s French/Vietnamese/German co-production Bi, Don’t Be Afraid! [+see also:
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(unveiled in Cannes Critics’ Week 2010). The Audience Award was handed to Teddy Lussi-Modeste’s Jimmy Rivière [+see also:
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(see news – to be released by Pyramide on March 9).

In the European short film competition, there was triumph for Fizal Boulifa’s Brit title The Shutdown, while the Audience Award went to German director Fabian Möhrke’s Philipp and the Arte Award to Philip James McGoldrick’s Polish/Belgian co-production Siemiany. In the French competition, Damien Machivel’s The Lady With the Dog scooped the Grand Prize, while the Audience Award went to Thomas Cailley’s Paris Shanghai.

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(Translated from French)

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