Gérardmer incorona Possessor
- La preferenza della giuria è andata al film di Brandon Cronenberg, con riconoscimenti anche per Sleep e Teddy, mentre il pubblico e la critica hanno premiato La Nuée di Just Philippot
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Organised online, the 28th Gérardmer International Fantasy Film Festival has crowned as its winner the British co-production Possessor [+leggi anche:
scheda film] (unveiled in last year’s Sundance) by Canadian director Brandon Cronenberg. Presided over by Bertrand Bonello (and notably composed of actresses Lolita Chammah, Vimala Pons and Nora Hamzawi, their counterpart Gaspard Ulliel and director Pascal Bonitzer), the jury awarded the film its Grand Prize, as well as the trophy for Best Original Score (for Jim Williams). Two additional prizes were won by Sleep [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by Germany’s Michael Venus and Teddy [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by French directors Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma (whose second feature film also worked its charm on the Youth Jury, having previously earned itself an Official Selection label from Cannes).
Significantly, French director Just Philippot’s first feature film The Swarm [+leggi anche:
intervista: Just Philippot
scheda film] (decorated with the 2020 Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week label) walked away with not one, but two awards, winning over the audience jury as well as that of the critics.
It’s worth noting that Possessor, Teddy and The Swarm are still awaiting release in French cinemas (via The Jokers) which have been closed since 30 October on account of the health crisis.
The winners are as follows:
Best Original Score
Jim Williams – Possessor
The Swarm – Just Philippot
Youth Jury Award
Teddy - Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma
Grand Prize for Short Film
T’es morte Hélène – Michel Blanchart (France)
(Tradotto dal francese)
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