Lanthimos’ Dogtooth scoops honours
by Fabien Lemercier
23/05/2009 - Greece, Romania, France and Iran shared the three prizes awarded by the jury (presided by Paolo Sorrentino) in the Un Certain Regard section, part of the official selection at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.
The Un Certain Regard Award was presented to Yorgos Lanthimos’ Greek feature Dogtooth [trailer, film focus] (see review), while the Jury Prize went to Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu’s Police, Adjective [trailer, film focus] (see review).
The Special Jury Prize was jointly awarded to France’s Mia Hansen-Love for Father of My Children [trailer, film focus] (see review) and Bahman Ghobadi for the Iranian/German co-production Nobody Knows About the Persian Cats.
(Translated from French)