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This is England wins at Paris Cinéma

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Young British director Shane Meadows continued his collection of international feature awards on Saturday, winning the jury prize (Pari du Jury) for This is England [+see also:
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(see article) at the 5th Paris Cinéma Festival.

Winner in official competition at the first RomeFilmFest in October and of Best Film of the Year at the 2006 British Independent Film Awards and an award for Most Promising Newcomer (Thomas Turgoose), This is England – which also screened at the Berlinale 2007 in the "Generation 14Plus" section – is the fifth feature by the 34 year-old director.

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Brought to acclaim with Small Time (1996), Meadows then went on to make TwentyFourSeven (FIPRESCI Award at the 1997 Venice Film Festival), Once Upon a Time in the Midlands [+see also:
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(selected at the 2002 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight) and Dead Man's Shoes (2004, nominated at the BAFTAs for Best Film).

This is England opens in Denmark on August 17, in Norway on August 31 and in France on October 10 (Ad Vitam).

The Paris Cinéma jury also awarded its Pari de l'Avenir to Ognjen Svilicic’s Croatian/German/Bosnian co-production Armin [+see also:
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(out in France through ASC Distribution on August 15), while the Audience Award (Pari du Public) went to Linda Hattendorf’s US documentary The Cats of Mirikitani.

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(Translated from French)

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