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CANNES 2011 Critics’ Week

Take Shelter takes Grand Prize

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Take Shelter takes Grand Prize

European films were almost absent from the winners at the 50th International Critics’ Week (SIC). The jury presided by Korean director Lee Chang-dong has awarded the 2011 Grand Prize to Take Shelter by US helmer Jeff Nichols (also winner of the SACD Prize) and a special mention to Australian film Snowtown by Justin Kurzel.

The SIC sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival also honoured European co-productions: Las Acacias (see review) by Argentina’s Pablo Giorgelli. The debut title co-produced by Spanish outfit Armonika picked up ACIS/CCAS and OFAJ (Very) Young Critics’ awards.

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Prize-winners 2011

Grand Prize:
Take Shelter - Jeff Nichols (US)

President’s Special Mention:
Snowtown - Justin Kurzel (AU)

SACD Prize:
Take Shelter - Jeff Nichols (US)

ACID/CCAS Support Award:
Las Acacias [+see also:
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- Pablo Giorgelli (AR)

OFAJ (Very) Young Critics’ Award:
Las Acacias - Pablo Giorgelli (AR)

Grand Prix Canal+ for Best Short Film:
Blue - Stephan Kang (NZ)

Kodak Discovery Prize for Best Short Film:
Dimanches - Valérie Rosier (BE)

Special mention:
Alexis Ivanovitch, vous êtes mon héros - Guillaume Gouix (FR)

(Translated from French)

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