By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire May 22, 2014 at 2:21PM
Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's feature debut "The Tribe" topped the winners of the 53rd edition of Cannes' Critics Week. The film -- told entirely through sign language, devoid of dialogue and subtitles -- won the Nespresso Grand Prize, the Revelation Prize, and the newly-launched distribution grant from the Fondation Gan.
"The Tribe" takes place at a boarding school for the deaf, and centers on a young man struggling to find his place among the social hierarchy.
The SACD (French Society of Authors, Composers and Directors) prize
went to Boris Lojkine’s feature debut "Hope."
The Grand Jury was presided by British director Andrea Arnold ("Fish Tank"), while the Revelation jury was headed by French helmer Rebecca Zlotowski.
Full list of winners below:
Grand Prix Nespresso: "The Tribe," Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
The Revelation Prize: "The Tribe," Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
SACD Prize: "Hope," Boris Lojkine
Discovery Prize for a Short Film: "A Ciambra," Jonas Carpignano
Prix Canal for a Short Film: "Crocodile," Gaëlle Denis
Distribution Grant from Foundation Gan: "The Tribe," Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy