“BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD” WINS CANNES FIPRESCI PRIZE
Earlier today, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild picked up the FIPRESCI prize, given by an international jury of film critics, as the best film in the Un Certain Regard section of the main selection. Sergei Loznitsa’s In the Fog picked up the FIPRESCI prize in the Competition, while the jury gave the Director’s Fortnight prize to Rachad Djaidani’s Hold Back.
The Cannes Ecumenical Jury gave its prize to Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, with Beasts of the Southern Wild receiving a mention.Marked by persistent rain, a Competition that hit critical mass midway with Michael Haneke’s tale of an elderly couple confronting end-of-life issues, Amour, and several polarizing titles, The 65th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival will announce its winners tomorrow at its typically glamorous closing night ceremony. Follow our live blog here tomorrow beginning at 1:00 Eastern as the winners are called out.
Beasts director Benh Zeitlin was selected by Filmmaker as one of our 25 New Faces in 2008. Read what we thought about him back then here at the link.