Magazine article Screen International

Larrain's No Leads Cannes Directors Fortnight Winners

Magazine article Screen International

Larrain's No Leads Cannes Directors Fortnight Winners

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Other winners include The Repentant, Camille Rewinds and The Curse.

Chile's Pablo Larrain took the top prize, the Art Cinema Award, of Directors Fortnight 2012 with drama No, starring Gael Garcia Bernal as an ad man working in the Pinochet era. The film has been a buzz title through Cannes, with Sony Pictures Classics already buying US rights (Funny Balloons handles international sales).

The Repentant/El Taaib, an Algerian/French drama about Islamic fundamentalism directed by Merzak Allouache, won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in Directors' Fortnight. The film will now get the support of the Europa Cinemas Network, with additional promotion and incentives for exhibitors to extend the film's run on screen. The jury of four network exhibitors said: "This is a brave and powerful film about the possible redemption of a young terrorist, and the impact on his family. …

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