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CANNES 2006 Awards

Rachid Bouchareb wins 2006 François Chalais Award


French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb was today announced the 2006 winner of the 10th François Chalais Award for his Days of Glory [+see also:
film review
interview: Jean Bréhat
interview: Rachid Bouchareb
film profile
, screened in official competition (see interview).

Backed by the French Ministry of Culture and the Centre national de la Cinématographie (CNC), this prize awards a feature presented in official competition that best depicts the reality of the world.

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Meanwhile, seven European members – France (5), Finland (1) and Austria (1) – awarded the Prix Jeunesse to Bled Number One by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche (see article) of the 14 films competing in Un Certain Regard. A French production, scripted by a director of Algerian origin, the feature charmed the young jury for its "intimate, poetic and luminous perspective, yet one that does not dwell on Algeria’s sordid reality".

(Translated from French)

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