Saturday, May 21, 2011
64th Festival de Cannes.
The Un Certain Regard prize was shared by Arirang by South Korea's Kim Ki-duk and Halt auf freier Strecke (Stopped on Track) by German filmmaker Andreas Dresen. A Special Jury Prize was awarded to Andrey Zvyagintsev for Elena.
The Directing Award went to Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof for Bé Omid é Didar (Au revoir). Rasoulof is currently serving a seven year prison sentence and has a 20-year filmmaking ban in Iran as does his countryman Jafar Panahi.
Award-winners for Un Certain Regard 2011 at Cannes
Un Certain Regard 2011 presented 21 films directed by 22 directors hailing from 19 different countries. 2 of the works were first films.
Presided over by Emir KUSTURICA (Director, actor and musician - Serbia), the Jury was comprised of: Elodie BOUCHEZ (Actress - France), Peter BRADSHAW (Critic-The Guardian - United Kingdom), Geoffrey GILMORE (Chief Creative Officer-Tribeca Enterprises - USA), Daniela MICHEL (Director of the Morelia Festival - Mexico).
PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD Ex-æquo
Arirang, Kim Ki-duk
Halt auf freier Strecke (Stopped on Track), Andreas Dresen
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Elena, by Andrey Zvyagintsev
Bé Omid é Didar (Au revoir), by Mohammad Rasoulof