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Afghanistan War Doc Tops Cannes Critics Week

By Eugene Hernandez | Indiewire May 20, 2010 at 8:42AM

Janus Metz's "Armadillo", an Afghanistan war documentary from Denmark, topped Critics Week tonight in Cannes. The film won two awards as the section came to a close in France.
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Janus Metz's "Armadillo", an Afghanistan war documentary from Denmark, topped Critics Week tonight in Cannes. The film won two awards as the section came to a close in France.

Described as, "An upfront account of growing cynicism and adrenaline addiction for young soldiers at war," "Armadillo" is the first documentary to screen in competition since the section became competitive twenty years ago.

Full list of winners:

Grand Prix Semaine de la Critique
"Armadillo," directed by Janus Metz

SACD Prize
"Bi, dung so!" (Bi, Don't Be Afraid!), directed by Phan Dang Di

ACID/CCAS Support
"Bi, dung so!" (Bi, Don't Be Afraid!), directed by Phan Dang Di

OFAJ (Very) Young Critic Award
"Sound of Noise," directed by Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjaerne Nilsson

Canal+ Award for Best Short Film
"Berik," directed by Daniel Joseph Borgman

Kodak Discovery Award for Best Short Film
"Deeper Than Yesterday," directed by Ariel Kleiman

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