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CANNES 2012 Un Certain Regard

Después de Lucía wins at Un Certain Regard

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- Mexican director Michel Franco has won the top prize at Un Certain Regard. Honourable mentions for Le Grand Soir, Emilie Dequenne, Suzanne Clément, and Children of Sarajevo.

Después de Lucía wins at Un Certain Regard

This evening at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, Tim Roth's jury awarded the Un Certain Regard Prize to Mexican director Michel Franco for his hard-hitting film Después de Lucía (lit. "After Lucia" - read the review). The winning film is Franco's second feature after he was first noticed at the Directors' Fortnight in 2009 with Daniel y Ana. It is co-produced by French production company Stromboli Films and sold internationally by Bac Films.

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A Special Jury Prize went to Franco-Belgian co-production Le grand soir [+see also:
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by French anarchist libertarian duo Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (review - international sales by Funny Balloons).

The jury also chose to award two actresses. The first award went to Belgian actress Emilie Dequenne for her performance in the moving Our Children [+see also:
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by fellow Belgian director Joachim Lafosse (read the review), a co-production between Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Switzerland sold internationally by Les Films du Losange.

The second award went to Quebecer actress Suzanne Clément, who held the lead role in Canadian-French co-production Laurence Anyways [+see also:
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by the ambitious Xavier Dolan (review - international sales by MK2).

Finally, a special mention went to Children of Sarajevo [+see also:
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interview: Aida Begić
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by Aida Begic (read the review), a film co-produced by Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey, Germany, and France, for which Pyramide is leading international sales.

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(Translated from French)

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