FINDING YOUR FEET Wins at the Palm Springs Film Festival

Palm Springs Film Fest: 'Felicite' Named Best Foreign-Language Film

1:53 PM PST 1/14/2018 by Gregg Kilday


  •  Felicite, the story of a single mom and nightclub singer in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, received the FIPRESCI Prize for best foreign-language film of the year at the 29th annual Palm Springs Film Festival. The drama, submitted by Sudan, also is on the shortlist for the best foreign-language film Academy Award.

    The fest's Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature went to Richard Loncraine's British romantic comedy Finding Your Feet, while the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature went to Mark Hayes' Skid Row Marathon.

    The fest, which has screened 180 films from 77 countries and runs through Monday, announced its juried prizes on Saturday.

    The FIPRESCI acting prizes went to Nakhane Toure for South Africa’s The Wound, directed by John Trengrove, and to Daniela Vega for Chile’s A Fantastic Woman, directed by Sebastian Lelio. Both films are also on the Oscar shortlist.

     A complete list of winners follows:

    Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
    Finding Your Feet (UK), directed by Richard Loncraine

    Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature 
    Skid Row Marathon (US), directed by Mark Hayes

    FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
    Felicite (Senegal), directed by Alain Gomis

    FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film
    Nakhane Touré in The Wound (South Africa)

    FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film
    Daniela Vega in A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

    New Voices New Visions Award
    The Charmer (Denmark), directed by Milad Alami.
    Honorable Mention for Exceptional Direction: Léa Mysius for Ava (France)

    The John Schlesinger Award
    Brimstone and Glory (U.S./Mexico), directed by Viktor Jakovleski

    Cine Latino Award
    Killing Jesús (Colombia/Argentina), directed by Laura Mora
    Honorable Mention: A Fantastic Woman (Chile), directed by Sebastián Lelio

    HP Bridging the Borders Award
    The Insult (Lebanon), directed by Ziad Doueiri

    Jan. 14, 2018, 8:10 p.m.: Updated to include Audience Award winners

Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/palm-springs-2018-film-festival-complete-list-winner-1074645