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Cannes: Guillaume Gallienne's 'Me Myself and Mum' Takes Directors' Fortnight Prize

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 24, 2013 at 2:35PM

Guillaume Gallienne's "Me Myself and Mum" won the two top prizes at the 45th Directors' Fortnight, earning both the Art Cinema Award and the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers' Prize.
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Guillaume Gallienne's "Me Myself and Mum" won the two top prizes at the 45th Directors' Fortnight, earning both the Art Cinema Award and the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers' Prize.

Serge Bozon's comedy-thriller "Tip Top" also received a special mention by the SACD jury. Prize for best European film in Directors' Fortnight went to "The Selfish Giant," the narrative debut of Clio Barnard ("The Arbor").

In "Me Myself and Mum," an adaptation of Gallienne's one-man show, is based on his own story of a childhood in which everyone -- including his mom -- assumes he's gay. Gallienne plays himself in addition to other roles; Diane Kruger co-stars.

"Tip Top," an adaptation of Bill James' novel, stars Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Kiberlain as detectives investigating the murder of an informant.

"The Selfish Giant," a very loose adaptation of the Oscar Wilde fairy tale, was acquired after its premiere for North America by Sundance Selects.

Opening with Ari Folman's "The Congress," Directors' Fortnight closed Friday with Yolande Moureau's "Henri."

This article is related to: Cannes Film Festival, The Selfish Giant, Tip Top, Directors' Fortnight, Me, Myself and Mum