What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? comes out on top at La Roche-sur-Yon
by Fabien Lemercier
- The documentary by Italy’s Roberto Minervini has gone home with the Grand Prix, while the audience plumped for Nathan Ambrosioni’s Paper Flags
The international competition jury at the ninth La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival has handed its 2018 Grand Prix (which comes with €15,000 for French distribution, courtesy of Ciné+) to What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? [+see also:
interview: Roberto Minervini
film profile] by Italy’s Roberto Minervini, a documentary first unveiled in competition at Venice. Sold by The Match Factory, this Italian-US-French co-production will be released in French theatres on 5 December by Shellac, its French co-producer.
The jury, made up of French producer Marie-Ange Luciani (of Les Films de Pierre), Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid and Italy’s Giona A Nazzaro (Venice International Film Critics’ Week), also handed out two Special Jury Prizes, which were split between the Irish-UK-US production The Favourite [+see also:
film profile] by Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos (set to come out in France on 6 February 2019, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox) and Profile by Russia’s Timur Bekmambetov.
The New Waves Competition, which included features, medium-length films and shorts, was won by the French-Belgian production D'un château l'autre by Emmanuel Marre (39 minutes), while two Special Mentions were presented to The Glorious Acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin by Benjamin Crotty (26 minutes) and the feature One Cut of the Dead by Japan’s Shinichiro Ueda.
Here is the complete list of winners:
New Waves Competition
New Waves Award
D'un château l'autre - Emmanuel Marre (France/Belgium) (medium-length film)
The Glorious Acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin - Benjamin Crotty (France) (short film)
One Cut of the Dead - Shinichiro Ueda (Japan)
Paper Flags – Nathan Ambrosioni
(Translated from French)
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