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