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Festivals & events

08 September 2009 à 14:54

Tony Gatlif awarded the Grand Prix of the Americas

French cinema continues to charm juries at the major international film festivals, winning a bevy of awards at this year’s Montreal World Film Festival.

Liberté (Korkoro, aka Freedom) by Tony Gatlif has picked up the Grand Prix of the Americas, as well as the Audience Award and a Special Mention from the Ecumenical Jury at the 2009 Montreal World Film Festival.

The award for Best Screenplay went to Claude and Nathan Miller for Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante (I'm Glad that My Mother Is Alive), while Sophie Laloy was honored with the Golden Zenith for Best First Film for Je te mangerais (You Will Be Mine).

Around forty French productions and co-productions were showcased from August 27 through September 7 in the various festival sections. The selection of films presented reflects the strong popularity currently enjoyed by French cinema in Quebec (Montreal).

Author : Grégory Fleuriet

Latest update : 13 September 2009 à 14:54 CEST

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Montreal World Film Festival - 2009

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