Eighteen films hailing from twenty-two different countries competed for coveted prizes in the Un Certain Regard strand at Cannes this year, and tonight the winners have been officially announced.
Filmoria favourite Wind River – the single English-language entry in contention – was one of the winners on the evening, claiming a rightful Best Director gong for debutant filmmaker, Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water).
Under the presidency of Uma Thurman (actress – United States), the Jury was comprised of Mohamed Diab (director – Egypt), Reda Kateb (actor – France), Joachim Lafosse (director – Belgium) and Karel Och (artistic director of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival – Czech Republic).
The Jury said: “We feel enormous gratitude to have had the honor of serving on the Jury for this historic 70th anniversary of the Festival de Cannes. We are proud to present an esthetically diverse and beautiful awards list for Un Certain Regard.”
The full list of winners from tonight’s ceremony, staged in the Grand Théâtre Lumière, can be found below.
“UN CERTAIN REGARD” PRIZE
LERD (UN HOMME INTÈGRE – A MAN OF INTEGRITY)
by Mohammad Rasoulof
PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS
JASMINE TRINCA for FORTUNATA by Sergio Castellitto
PRIZE FOR THE BEST POETIC NARRATIVE
BARBARA by Mathieu Amalric
PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTION
Taylor Sheridan for WIND RIVER
LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL (APRIL’S DAUGHTER) by Michel Franco