The “Un Certain Regard” prize went on Friday May 27 to the French film Les Pires by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret. The film chosen by the jury chaired by Valeria Golino tells of a wild casting in a city of Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais). Between reality and fiction, the film, which will be released on November 12 in theaters in France, required a long work of immersion and the meeting of hundreds of children. The two co-directors, Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret, both worked in the casting or coaching of children for the cinema, an experience which nourished the film. They had notably shot a web series for Arte, You prefer.
The first Pakistani film presented at Cannes, Saim Sadiq’s Joyland, wins the jury prize. The prize for directing went to Romanian Alexandru Belc for Metronom.
Two performers share the prize for best performance: Luxembourg’s Vicky Krieps for her role as Empress Sissi in Corsage and Adam Bessa, who lends his features to Ali, a young Tunisian who lives on contraband gasoline sold on a piece of cake. sidewalk, in Harka. Best Screenplay went to the Palestinian film Mediterranean Fever by Maha Haj.
Rodéo, the first feature film by Frenchwoman Lola Quivoron, about a band of marginal bikers, left with a consolation prize: the “jury’s favorite”.