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02 February 2020 à 13:42
Maïmouna Doucouré à nouveau récompensée à Sundance
Maïmouna Doucouré leaves the 2020 edition of Sundance crowned with the very fine World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award for Cuties, while three other French coproductions (out of a dozen selected, including short films!) also feature among the awards.
A Sundance veteran, in 2016 Maïmouna Doucouré had received the Jury Prize for her short Mother(s), then in 2017, a Global Filmmaking Award for the screenplay of Cuties. This new prize, received Saturday February 1 for Mignonnes and which this time awards film directing, is hence a form of recognition and an accolade for the filmmaker, whose debut feature has been acquired by Netflix for a worldwide release and which will have a theatrical release in French theaters on April 1st.
Two French coproductions also received awards:
- Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness by Massoud Bakhshi, majority coproduced by JBA Production, received the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize;
- Epicentro by Hubert Sauper (coproduced for France by Groupe Deux) garnered the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize.
All the awards can be found here.
Latest update : 04 February 2020 à 13:42 CET