Bullhead picks up Jury and Critics’ Prizes at Beaune
by Fabien Lemercier
04/04/2011 - Unveiled in the Panorama section at the latest Berlinale, Belgian director Michaël R.Roskam’s Bullhead [trailer, film focus] (Rundskop) scooped double honours at the 3rd Beaune International Thriller Film Festival. The film, which explores the mafia behind animal hormone trafficking (see news), won both the Jury Prize (awarded by a jury headed by Régis Wargnier) and the Critics’ Prize (ex-æquo with Australian feature Animal Kingdom).
While this year’s Grand Prize went to Asia with Korean director Lee Jeong-beom’s The Man From Nowhere (South Korea), Europe also took another Jury Prize for Baran Bo Odar’s German production The Silence [trailer] (to be released in France on April 27 by DistriB Films), and the Special Police Prize for Brit helmer John Madden’s The Debt [trailer] (Universal Pictures International France on June 8).
Finally, French director Yvan Gautier’s US production L.A. I Hate You triumphed in the New Blood section, whose jury was presided by Frédéric Schoendoerffer.
(Translated from French)