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CANNES 2022 Critics’ Week / Awards

La Jauría emerges victorious in the Cannes Critics’ Week

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- CANNES 2022: Andrés Ramírez Pulido’s feature debut has scooped the Grand Prize, while the French Touch Prize was given to Charlotte Wells’ Aftersun and the Rising Star Award went to Zelda Samson

La Jauría emerges victorious in the Cannes Critics’ Week
La Jauría by Andrés Ramírez Pulido

Chaired by Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania, the jury of the 61st Critics’ Week at the 75th Cannes Film Festival has handed its 2022 Grand Prize to La Jauría [+see also:
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by Andrés Ramírez Pulido. This highly atmospheric feature debut entails a descent into the murky depths of their criminal pasts for a group of juvenile delinquents undergoing therapy in a remote jungle prison. Produced by Colombia’s Valiente Gracia and France’s Alta Rocca Films, and co-produced by Micro Climat Studios, La Jauría is being sold by Pyramide International.

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The brand-new French Touch Jury Prize went to Aftersun [+see also:
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, the feature debut by Scottish helmer Charlotte Wells, a US-UK production by Pastel and Unified Theory, which is sold abroad by Charades.

Intended to single out a talented actor or actress, the Rising Star Award was bestowed upon young Zelda Samson for her turn in Love According to Dalva [+see also:
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 by Belgium’s Emmanuelle Nicot, a feature debut produced by Brussels-based outfit Hélicotronc together with France’s Tripode Productions, and sold by mk2 Films.

Of note among the prizes handed out by the Critics’ Week’s partners are the Gan Foundation Award for Distribution, which singled out The Woodcutter Story [+see also:
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interview: Mykko Myllylahti
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by Finland’s Mikko Myllylahti, and the SACD Award, which was also picked up by La Jauría.

Here is the full list of winners:

Critics’ Week Grand Prize
La Jauría [+see also:
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- Andrés Ramírez Pulido (Colombia/France)

French Touch Jury Prize
Aftersun [+see also:
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film profile
]
- Charlotte Wells (UK/USA)

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award
Zelda Samson – Love According to Dalva [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emmanuelle Nicot
interview: Emmanuelle Nicot, Julie Esp…
film profile
]
 (Belgium/France)

Leitz Cine Discovery Award for Short Film
Ice Merchants - João Gonzalez (Portugal/UK/France)

SACD Award
Andrés Ramírez Pulido – La Jauría

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution
Urban Distribution, the French distributor of The Woodcutter Story [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Mykko Myllylahti
film profile
]
by Mikko Myllylahti (Finland/Denmark/Netherlands/Germany)

Canal+ Award for Short Film
On Xerxes' Throne - Evi Kalogiropoulou (Greece)

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(Translated from French)

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