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Cannes 2024: Critics’ Week announces the list of prizes

After seven days of competition and discovery, a jury chaired by French producer Sylvia Pialat (who replaced Rodrigo Sorogoyen a few days before the festivities) announced the winners of the 63rd International Critics’ Week. Specially honoring Argentinian cinema, Federico Luis’ drama Simón de la montaña through the grand prize awarded in the 2019 Official Selection Short Film Competition.

Simon and Julie

Still without a release date, the film, announced by Lorenzo Ferro in the title role, follows the steps of a 21-year-old man: posing as a mobile helper, he says he doesn’t know how to cook or clean a room’s bathroom, but on the other hand, he knows how to make a bed; And for some time now, he seems to be becoming someone else…

Among other winning films, note Julie’s two “Partner” awards in silence: during her presentation, she noticed a feature film by Leonardo Van Dijl, which addresses the #MeToo movement through the tennis prodigy, who decides to remain silent until her coach. is the target of the investigation, leaving the Gan Foundation Prize for Broadcasting, as well as the SACD Prize.

Complete winners of the 63rd International Critics’ Week

  • Main prize: Simon de la Montagne from Federico Luis
  • Jury’s French Touch Prize: Palace of the Blue Sun by Constance Tsang
  • Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for Short Film: Gil Sela of Montsour
  • Louis Roederer Foundation Prize for Publication: Ricardo Teodoro for the baby
  • Ghana Foundation Prize for Broadcasting: Julie is silent by Leonardo Van Diehl
  • SACD price: Julie is silent by Leonardo Van Diehl
  • Canal+ short film prize: Noksan (Absence) by Jem Demirer.
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What is critics week?

The oldest parallel section of the Cannes International Film Festival, International Critics’ Week Since its inception, it has contributed to the discovery of new directors and new cinematographic trends.

Open to first and second films, it has awarded the prize since 1990. Every year, 7 feature films and 7 short films compete for the Grand Prix of the International Critics’ Week. The event also welcomes competing films that reflect original approaches and perspectives.

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