‘Unclenching The Fists’ Wins In Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Sidebar – Deadline

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.

Elsewhere, the jury led by British filmmaker Andrea Arnold awarded its Jury Prize to Sebastian Meise’s Austrian film Great Freedom. Mubi additionally purchased that film, which is about in post-war Germany and tells the story of a person who’s imprisoned time and time once more for being gay, right here in Cannes.

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

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