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CANNES 2021 Awards

The FIPRESCI Award goes to Drive My Car at Cannes

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- CANNES 2021: The international critics have crowned Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s film as their favourite, while other award winners were Playground and Feathers

The FIPRESCI Award goes to Drive My Car at Cannes
Drive My Car by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) has handed out its awards just a few hours before the unveiling of the winners’ list of the 74th Cannes Film Festival. In the competition, the international critics’ pick was the splendid Drive My Car by Japanese helmer Ryusuke Hamaguchi. Its international sales are handled by German firm The Match Factory.

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For the Un Certain Regard selection, victory was claimed by Playground [+see also:
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]
, the feature debut by Belgium’s Laura Wandel, a Dragons Films and Lunanime production sold abroad by Paris-based sales agent Indie Sales.

Lastly, the FIPRESCI Award for the parallel sections was bestowed upon Feathers [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
by Egypt’s Omar El Zohairy, which had already won the Grand Prize in the Critics’ Week (see the news). Production duties were handled by Paris-based outfit Still Moving, with Egypt’s Film Clinic and Lagoonie Film Production, the Netherlands’ KeplerFilm, Verona Meier (a producer working in both Berlin and Norway) and Greece’s Heretic (which is also overseeing the international sales) acting as co-producers.

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(Translated from French)

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