“Diamantino” by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt / Felix Maritaud in “Sauvage” by Camille Vidal-Niquet (© UFO, © Pyramide Distribution)
The winners of the 57th edition of Critics’ Week were unveiled on Wednesday, May 16th.
Chaired by Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier , Accompanied by Chloë Sevigny, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Eva Sangiorgi and Augustin Trapenard, the Critics’ Week jury handed out its winners on Wednesday, May 16th in the early evening.
The Portuguese movie Diamantino Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt win the Nespresso Grand Prix. First feature film of the Portuguese-American duo, the film tells the odyssey and the decay of Diamantino, an absolute icon of football, against a backdrop of neo-fascism, a migrant crisis, delusional genetic trafficking and an unbridled quest for perfection. Diamantino is performed by Carloto Cotta, a major figure in Portuguese auteur cinema, especially at João Pedro Rodrigues’ ( Odete , To die like a man then at Raoul Ruiz in the Mysteries of Lisbon. In 2012, he also held the lead role in Taboo from Miguel Gomes.
Created this year, the Louis Roederer Foundation Award for Revelation was awarded to Félix Maritaud for his performance in Wild , first feature film by Camille Vidal-Naquet, a sensitive portrait of a 22-year-old prostitute. A year after his revelation in 120 beats per minute it is already a real consecration for the young French actor. We will also find Felix Maritaud tonight on the side of the competition in A knife in the heart , the highly anticipated new film by Yann Gonzalez ( Dating after midnight )
Gan Foundation Award for Broadcast Honors Indian Film Mr. of Rohena Gera while the SACD Prize was awarded to Woman at War from Benedikt Erlingsson. Short films finally, the Canal + Prize was awarded to A wedding day by Elias Belkedda and the Leica Cine Short Film Discovery Prize awarded him the Greek film Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Yea r Jacqueline Lentzou.
Note that a complete resumption of the 57th week of the Critique will take place at the Cinémathèque Française from May 30 to June 6 (program right here ).