Un Certain Regard crowns How to Have Sex as its champion at Cannes
- CANNES 2023: Victory has been claimed by Molly Manning Walker's film, while other awards went to Hounds, The Mother of All Lies, Goodbye Julia, The Buriti Flower and Omen
How to Have Sex [+see also:
interview: Molly Manning Walker
film profile] by Brit Molly Manning Walker has won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, handed out by the jury chaired by John C Reilly (who was flanked by Alice Winocour, Paula Beer, Davy Chou and Émilie Dequenne). Produced by the UK’s Wild Swim Films together with Greece’s Heretic Films and Belgium’s Umedia, the feature debut is being sold overseas by mk2 Films.
The Jury Prize singled out another feature debut, Hounds [+see also:
interview: Kamal Lazraq
film profile] by Kamal Lazarq, produced by France’s Barney Production, Morocco’s Mont Fleuri and Belgium’s Beluga Tree, with further support from Qatar. Its international sales are overseen by Charades.
The Directing Prize went to Morocco’s Asmae El Moudir for The Mother of All Lies, which is being sold internationally by Austrian sales agent Autlook Filmsales.
Also of note is the Freedom Prize, which went to Goodbye Julia [+see also:
interview: Mohamed Kordofani
film profile] by Sudan’s Mohamed Korfani, a feature debut co-produced on the European side by France (Dolce Vita Films), Germany (Die Gesellschaft) and Sweden (Riverflower).
The Ensemble Prize was bestowed upon The Buriti Flower [+see also:
interview: João Salaviza and Renée Nad…
film profile] by Portugal’s João Salaviza and Brazil’s Renée Nader Messora. Produced on the Portuguese side by Karõ Filmes, the feature is being sold by Films Boutique.
Lastly, the New Voice Prize went to Omen [+see also:
film profile] by Belgian-Congolese director Baloji. Produced by Belgium’s Wrong Men and co-produced by fellow Belgian outfit Serendipity, France’s Special Touch Studios, the Netherlands’ New Amsterdam Film Company and Germany’s Radical Media, among others, the feature debut is being sold by Memento International.
Here is the full list of winners:
Asmae El Moudir – The Mother of All Lies (Morocco/Qatar/Saudi Arabia/Egypt)
(Translated from French)
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