70th Cannes International Film Festival

70th Cannes International Film Festival, France (May 17 - May 28, 2017)

The FIPRESCI Jury awarded three prizes: two in the Official Selection – one for the Competition and one for "Un Certain Regard" –, and a third one for either "The Critics Week" or the "Directors Fortnight".

FIPRESCI wishes to thank the UniFrance Pavilion for their kind hospitality, hosting and therefore supporting our jury's work.


120 Beats Per Minute 120 battements par minute 120 Beats Per Minute
(France, 2017, 140 mins) Jury: Alissa Simon (US) , Thomas Aidan (France) , Rodrigo Fonseca (Brazil) , Barbara Lorey (France) , Pierre Pageau (Canada) , Eva Peydró (Spain) , Silvana Silvestri (Italy) , Mode Steinkjer (Norway) , Vidyashankar Jois (India)

Cannes 2017, Competition.
"A film about love. A film about life. Life stronger than death. A film as a glimpse of hope."

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Closeness Tesnota Closeness
(Russia, 2017, 118 mins)

Cannes 2017, "Un Certain Regard". "A striking new voice provides an intimate portrait of a closed community. Complete cinema."

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The Nothing Factory A fábrica de nada The Nothing Factory

by Pedro Pinho  

(Portugal, 2017, 176 mins)

Cannes 2017, Directors Fortnight. "An evocative activist film that blows the boundaries between reality, fiction, theater an sociological discourse leading to an unsettling and provocative cinematic experience."

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Un Certain Regard

by Alissa Simon

In addition to the FIPRESCI “Un Certain Regard” winner... read more

Closeness: A Masterful Debut

by Eva Peydró

Closeness (Tesnota) is an outstanding film, especially... read more

The Highest Level of Ambition

by Mode Steinkjer

Ruben Östlund from Sweden succeeded where even Ingmar ... read more

Defense of the Last Scene

by Silvana Silvestri

We now enter into another inferno created by Sergei Lo... read more

Modern Times in An Anarchist Suit

by Rodrigo Fonseca

One sentence, spoken by a metal worker, symbolizes the... read more

Only One Film

by Thomas Aidan

What to remember about the 2017 competition? Only one ... read more

Man Of Integrity

by Pierre Pageau

The movies in the 2017 section «Un certain regard» of ... read more