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May 21, 2010 5:54 AM
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Berthaud's "Limaces" Leads Director's Fortnight Winners

A scene from Fabienne Berthaud's "Pieds nus sur les limaces."

Fabienne Berthaud's "Pieds nus sur les limaces" (Lily Sometimes) led the winners of the Director's Fortnight section of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Announced tonight in Cannes, Berthaud's film - which closed the program - won the program's Art Cinema Award, which was given by an international jury of independent cinema programmers. Starring Diane Kruger and Ludivine Sagnier as sisters coping with the death of their mother, the film is Berthaud's second feature after 2005's "Frankie."

Other winners in the program included Olivier Masset-Depasse's "Illégal," which won the SACD Prize for best French-language film in the program (though, oddly enough, "Limaces" is also in French), and Michelangelo Frammartino's "Le quattro volte," which won both the Europa Cinemas Label and the Palm Dog Award for best performance by a dog (which has in the past gone to Lucy from "Wendy & Lucy").

The complete list of winners is below:

Art Cinema Award: "Pieds nus sur les limaces", directed by Fabienne Berthaud (France)
This award is given in the major European festivals by an international jury of independent cinema programmers.

Prix SACD/SACD Prize: "Illégal", directed Olivier Masset-Depasse (Belgium – Luxembourg – France).
SACD (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques) honors a French-language feature film in the Directors Fortnight selection. The Jury was composed this year of SACD President Jacques Fansten, Bertrand Tavernier, Gérard Krawczyk, Laurent Heynemann, Benjamin Legrand, Eric Kristy and SACD Belgium president André Buytaers.

Label Europa Cinemas / The Europa Cinemas Label: "Le Quattro Volte", directed by Michelangelo Frammartino (Italy)
Awarded by a jury comprised of Europa Cinemas member exhibitors to one of the European films selected in the Directors’ Fortnight, the film is given the conditions of reaching a large audience.

PRIX SFR: "Cautare", directed Ionut Piturescu (Romania) and Mary Last Seen, directed by Sean Durkin (USA)
SFR honors the most audacious short films from the Director's Fortnight international selection. It is awarded by a jury of professionals and young directors brought together by SFR.

Palm Dog Award: Vuk, the goatherd's dog in "Le Quattro Volte,"directed by by Michelangelo Frammartino

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1 Comment

  • Monika123 | May 25, 2010 7:56 AMReply

    Fabienne Berthaud’s took a long time from 2005’s “Frankie.” to 2010 to make a good movie like “Pieds nus sur les limaces” . I think he did his best at the film and why it got the Art Cinema Award. If it comes to my TV at home i will watch it.