The Louis-Delluc Award goes to Sorry Angel
by Fabien Lemercier
- Christophe Honoré's feature is crowned Best French Film of the Year, while Custody and The Wild Boys are tied for the Best First Film Award
Awarded by a jury of critics and film industry personalities, and presided over by Gilles Jacob, the very prestigious Louis-Delluc 2018 Award for the Best French Film of the Year goes to Sorry Angel [+see also:
Q&A: Christophe Honoré
film profile] by Christophe Honoré. Unveiled in competition at Cannes Film Festival, the feature, with brilliant performances by Pierre Deladonchamps, Vincent Lacoste and Denis Podalydès, was produced by Philippe Martin and David Thion for Les Films Pelléas and co-produced by Arte France Cinéma. International sales are being handled by mk2 Films.
The Louis-Delluc Award for Best First Film went to two titles, both screened at Venice last year: Custody [+see also:
interview: Xavier Legrand
film profile] by Xavier Legrand (Lion d’argent for Best Direction in competition and Best First Film Award at Venice, produced by Alexandre Gavras for KG Productions and sold by Celluloïd Dreams) and The Wild Boys [+see also:
interview: Bertrand Mandico
film profile] by Bertrand Mandico (discovered at Venice International Film Critics' Week and produced by Emmanuel Chaumet for Ecce Films, which will also be handling international sales).
(Translated from French)
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