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22 October 2018 à 10:11
"At War" and "Little Tickles" win awards in Chicago
The 51st Chicago International Film Festival wrapped with an awards ceremony, where many French films and coproductions received honors.
At War by Stéphane Brizé won the Silver Plaque for Best Screenplay for "for articulating and bringing light to an important political issue which reflects the anxiety of our contemporary society and the precariousness of our livelihood."
And Little Tickles by Andrea Bescond and Eric Metayer (photo) received the Roger Ebert Award, for "a visceral, personal, and endlessly inventive portrait of a woman whose memories and present actions are continuously and irrevocably shaped by horrific childhood sexual abuse." It is the third foreign award Little Tickles has received, after the Namur (Prix Découverte) and Hamburg (NDR Young Talent Award for a feature film debut and/or second directorial work) Film Festivals.
The following minority French coproductions also received awards:
- Happy as Lazzaro by Alice Rohrwacher: Gold Hugo for Best Film
- Ash Is Purest White by Jia Zhang-Ke: Silver Hugo for Best Director and Silver Hugo for Best Actress (Zhao Tao)
- Birds of Passage by David Gallego: Silver Plaque for Best Cinematography and Silver Plaque for Best Art Direction
- The Mercy of the Jungle by Joël Karekezi: New Directors Competition, Silver Hugo
- Rafiki by Wanuri Kahiu: Silver Q-Hugo (Queer Prize)
Latest update : 24 October 2018 à 10:11 CEST