The Cannes Critics' Prizes

May 19, 2018
The Cannes Critics' Prizes


The jury of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI, has awarded the International Critics' Prize to the following films presented at the 71tst Cannes Film Festival:

In the Official Selection:
Competition: "Buh-Ning" (Burning) by Lee Chang-Dong – "A visually stunning film and an emotionally complex comment on contemporary society."
Un Certain Regard: "Girl" by Lukas Dhont – "For its bold integrity in tackling gender issues and displaying incredible poise – from a first-time director who describes the delicate and touching rapport in a father-daughter relationship wonderfully portrayed by the two actors."

To a first or second film in the parallel sections, Directors' Fortnight or La Semaine de la Critique: "Egy nap" (One Day), by Zsófia Szilàgyi (presented in La Semaine de la Critique) – "The precise camera work and the powerful mise-en-scène convey the extraordinary intensity and tension of an utterly ordinary situation with feeling, humor and drama. A remarkably confident debut."

The members of the FIPRESCI jury in Cannes 2018: Michel Ciment, France – Jury president; Neusa Barbosa, Brazil; Pamela Biénzobas, Chile; Joost Broeren, The Netherlands; Rita Di Santo, UK; Houda Ibrahim, France; Elli Mastorou, Belgium; Richard Mowe, UK; Jenni Zylka, Germany.

"Reflections on Gender Issues in Cinema" - Critics Confirm Admiration and Support for "Girl". Read about the film "Girl", http://www.fipresci.org/festival-reports/2018/cannes