‘Alice And The Mayor’ Elected Best European Film In Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes

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‘Alice And The Mayor’ Elected Best European Film In Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes
Although the Directors’ Fortnight section of Cannes is non-competitive, prizes are awarded by its partners. Revealed today, ahead of the closing ceremony this evening, the Europa Cinemas Label nod for Best European Film went to Alice And The Mayor by Nicolas Pariser while the Sacd Prize will be given to Rebecca Zlotowski’s An Easy Girl. There is no Cicae Art Cinema Award being presented in the Fortnight this year, and the Short Film laureate is still to be unveiled.

The independent Fortnight runs parallel to the main festival and is organized by France’s Directors’ Guild. It has evolved greatly in the past few years, becoming increasingly attractive to higher-profile filmmakers. This is the first year under new artistic director Paolo Moretti whose selection included The Lighthouse starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, which lit up the Croisette with Oscar buzz.

(Prizes awarded in the section today, however, are limited to French-Language,
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