The Louis-Delluc Award goes to Barbara
by Fabien Lemercier
- Mathieu Amalric’s latest feature film is crowned best French film of the year. Grave wins Best Debut Film
Awarded by a jury of critics and personalities from the film industry under the presidency of Gilles Jacob, the 2017 Louis-Delluc Award for Best French Film of the Year was awarded to Barbara [+see also:
film profile] by Mathieu Amalric. Unveiled at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section (where it won an award), the film, starring Jeanne Balibar and the director himself, based on a screenplay written by Amalric with Philippe Di Folco, was produced by Patrick Godeau for Waiting For Cinema and Alicéléo. The film was greatly received with 362,000 admissions in French cinemas, and is currently being sold internationally by Gaumont. It's also worth noting that Barbara is the first film to win both the Louis-Delluc Award and the Jean Vigo Award (read the news here).
The Louis-Delluc Award for Best Debut Film went to Raw [+see also:
interview: Julia Ducournau
film profile] by Julia Ducournau, a shattering revelation during the International Critics' Week at Cannes in 2016. Produced by Jean des Forêts for Petit Film and co-produced by International Red and the Belgians Frakas Productions, this very original debut feature was sold by Wild Bunch.
(Translated from French)
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