Magazine article Screen International

Selfish Giant Wins Cannes Europa Cinemas Label

Magazine article Screen International

Selfish Giant Wins Cannes Europa Cinemas Label

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Clio Barnard's UK feature The Selfish Giant has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label in Cannes.

The prize recognises the best European film in the Directors' Fortnight section, as voted upon by a jury of four exhibitors from the Europa Cinemas network.

This year's jury was Alice Black of the Dundee Contemporary Arts (UK); Koyo Yamashita of the Image Forum-Tokyo (Japan); Rafael Maestro of the Ciné Passion en Périgord - St. Astier (France) and Petar Mitric of EuroCinema - Subotica (Serbia).

The jury said in a statement: "The Selfish Giant was a unanimous decision for us. A supremely well judged film - delicate, powerfully emotional, and brilliantly acted with remarkable editing and photography.

"It is a tough subject but there is hope in this moving story of the friendship between two boys.

" A very successful contemporary update of the Oscar Wilde fairy story, we feel that that this film will be especially useful for engaging younger audiences - a worthy winner of the Label, therefore. …

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