Cannes’ Critics’ Week Unveils Prizes of 2022 Edition « CmaTrends

Andres Ramirez Pulido’s “La Jauria” won the Grand Prize at Critics’ Week, the Cannes Film Festival’s sidebar dedicated to first and second features. The Colombian film also won the SACD prize.

The feature debut follows Eliú, a country boy who is wrongly accused of a crime and incarcerated́ in an experimental minors’ center in the heart of the Colombian tropical forest.

Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun” which stars Paul Mescal won the French Touch Prize of the Jury, while Emmanuelle Nicot’s “Love According To Dalva” won the Luis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award for Zelda Samson.

This year’s jury was presided over by Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania (“The Man who Sold his Skin”) which played at Venice in 2020 and was the first Tunisian film nominated for the Oscars’ international feature film race.

The jury of the 61st edition was completed by French-Greek actress and director Ariane Labed, Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson (“Woman at War”), Belgian cinematographer Benoît Debie, and South Korean journalist and Busan Festival’s topper Huh Moon yung.

This year marked the first edition of Ava Cahen, a well-respected 36-year-old film journalist who took over as artistic director from Charles Tesson last August.

Last year’s Grand Prize went to Omar El Zohairy for “Feathers.” Previous winners include Jeff Nichols for “Take Shelter,” Santiago Mitre for “Paulina,” Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt for “Diamantino,” and Jérémy Clapin for “I Lost My Body.”

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