Nine contenders for the Delluc
by Fabien Lemercier
22/11/2011 - The prestigious Louis Delluc Prize will be awarded on December 16 by a jury of film critics and personalities presided over by Gilles Jacob (pictured). This year, nine features will vie for the title of Best Film.
Among them are eight films unveiled at the latest Cannes Film Festival: four in competition (Bertrand Bonello’s House of Tolerance [trailer] - see review, Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist [trailer, film focus], Alain Cavalier’s Pater [trailer, film focus] and Finnish helmer Aki Kaurismäki’s French co-production Le Havre [trailer, film focus] - see review); three in the Un Certain Regard section (Pierre Schoeller’s The Minister [trailer, film focus], Bruno Dumont’s Outside Satan [trailer] - see review, and Robert Guédiguian’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro [trailer, film focus]); and one in Critics’ Week (Valérie Donzelli’s Declaration of War [trailer] - see review - which is also France’s entry in the race for the 2012 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar). Alongside this Cannes crop is a title presented in the Berlinale Panorama: Céline Sciamma’s Tomboy [trailer, film focus].
Five titles have been selected to compete for the Louis Delluc Prize for Best Debut Film: Djinn Carrenard’s Donoma [trailer] (see news); 17 Girls [trailer] by sisters Muriel and Delphine Coulin (see review); Teddy Lussi-Modeste’s Jimmy Rivière [trailer] (see video interview); and the documentaries Mafrouza (5 films) by Emmanuelle Demoris and We, Princesses of Cleves by Régis Sauder.
(Translated from French)