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Tim Roth's Cannes' Un Certain Regard Jury Goes for "Despues de Lucia," "Le Grand Soir," Two Best Actresses

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 26, 2012 at 4:55PM

Tim Roth's jury for Cannes sidebar Un Certain Regard, which screened 20 films directed by 26 directors hailing from 17 countries, four of them first-timers eligible for the Camera d'Or, awarded the following prizes:
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"Despues de Lucia"
"Despues de Lucia"

Tim Roth's jury for Cannes sidebar Un Certain Regard, which screened 20 films directed by 26 directors hailing from 17 countries, four of them first-timers eligible for the Camera d'Or, awarded the following prizes:


PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD

DESPUÉS DE LUCIA by Michel FRANCO

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

LE GRAND SOIR by Benoît DELÉPINE and Gustave KERVERN

UN CERTAIN REGARD AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS

Suzanne CLÉMENTfor her performance in LAURENCE ANYWAYS directed by Xavier DOLAN

UN CERTAIN REGARD AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS

Emilie DEQUENNE for her performance in ÀPERDRE LA RAISON directed by Joachim LAFOSSE           

SPECIAL DISTINCTION OF THE JURY

DJECA by Aida BEGI (Children of Sarajevo)


The jury was led by actor-director Tim Roth and also included actress Leïla Bekhti, Sylvie Pras (head of cinema - Centre Pompidou Paris, artistic director - La Rochelle Festival), director-producer Tonie Marshall, and Argentinian critic Luciano Monteagudo. “This was an extraordinarily strong group of films and our deliberations were passionate," stated Roth. "The filmmakers never once failed us! Incredible!”
 


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.