Beasts of the Southern Wild awarded FIPRESCI prize in Cannes
via Filmmaker magazine
Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild picked up the FIPRESCI prize, given by an international jury of film critics, as the best film in the Un Certain Regard section of the main selection. Sergei Loznitsa’s In the Fog picked up the FIPRESCI prize in the Competition, while the jury gave the Director’s Fortnight prize to Rachad Djaidani’s Hold Back.
The Cannes Ecumenical Jury gave its prize to Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt, with Beasts of the Southern Wild receiving a mention.Marked by persistent rain, a Competition that hit critical mass midway with Michael Haneke’s tale of an elderly couple confronting end-of-life issues, Amour, and several polarizing titles, The 65th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival will announce its winners tomorrow at its typically glamorous closing night ceremony.
One day I will successfully memorize what FIPRESCI stands for. (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique). Meanwhile thanks to wiki for helping remind us that for over 80 years the mission of the FIPRESCI global membership of film critics and film journalists is “the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of professional interests.”