Protagonist titles win awards in Cannes!

Many congratulations to both Michel Franco and to Chloe Zhao for recognition by Cannes juries!

APRIL'S DAUGHTER (Las Hijas de Abril) won the Un Certain Regard Jury prize:

Un Certain Regard 2017 presented in competition 18 films hailing from 22 different countries. 6 of the works were first films. The Opening film was Barbara  by Mathieu Amalric.

Under the presidency of Uma Thurman (actress - United States), the Jury was comprised of Mohamed Diab (director - Egypt), Reda Kateb (actor - France), Joachim Lafosse (director - Belgium) and Karel Och (artistic director of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival – Czech Republic).

“We feel enormous gratitude to have had the honor of serving on the Jury for this historic 70th anniversary of the Festival de Cannes. We are proud to present an esthetically diverse and beautiful awards list for Un Certain Regard.“
- The Jury

“UN CERTAIN REGARD” PRIZE
LERD (UN HOMME INTÈGRE – A MAN OF INTEGRITY)by Mohammad Rasoulof 

PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS
JASMINE TRINCA for FORTUNATA by Sergio Castellitto

PRIZE FOR THE BEST POETIC NARRATIVE
BARBARA de Mathieu Amalric

PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTION
Taylor Sheridan for WIND RIVER 

JURY PRIZE
LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL (APRIL’S DAUGHTER) by Michel Franco


And Chloe Zhao's THE RIDER, which screened in Directors' Fortnight, was presented with the ART Cinema Award by the sponsors of the programme

49th Directors' Fortnight
Sponsors' prizes

Directors' Fortnight is a non competitive section but some of our sponsors could award some films during closing ceremony.

ART CINEMA AWARD

The Rider by Chloé Zaho