Kira Kovalenko’s Russian drama Unclenching The Fists gained the Grand Prize in Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard sidebar this year.
The movie is produced by Ukranian-Russian super-producer Alexander Rodnyansky with Sergey Melkumov. Set in a former mining city in North Ossetia, the pic follows a younger lady who struggles to flee the stifling maintain of the household she loves as a lot as she rejects. Mubi has taken rights to the pic for North America, UK and Ireland, Latin America and India, the streamer mentioned on Twitter.
The Ensemble Prize went to Hafsia Herzi’s Bonne Mere. The Prize of Originality was awarded to Vladimir Johannsson’s buzzy Icelandic characteristic Lamb, starring Noomi Rapace, which A24 purchased U.S. rights to. The Prize of Courage went to Teodora Ana Mihai’s debut characteristic La Civil.
A particular point out was given to Tatiana Huezo’s Mexican characteristic Prayers For The Stolen.
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Joining Arnold on the jury had been had been Algerian filmmaker Mounia Meddour, French actress Elsa Zylberstein, Argentinian filmmaker Daniel Burman, and U.S. filmmaker Michael Covino.
Yesterday, winners had been unveiled in Cannes’ Cinéfondation Section, with Théo Degen’s The Salamander Child profitable the highest prize, and Yoon Daewoen’s Cicada profitable the second prize. Joint third had been Carina-Gabriela Dașoveanu’s Love Stories On The Move and Rodrigo Ribeyro’s Cantareira.
This year’s Cannes runs July 6-17. The foremost Competition closes tomorrow with the presentation of the Palme d’Or.
Cannes Un Certain Regard Winners:
Grand Prize: Unclenching The Fists
Jury Prize: Great Freedom
Ensemble Prize: Bonne Mere
Prize of Originality: Lamb
Prize of Courage: La Civil
Special Mention: For The Stolen