Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Dogtooth” won the top prize at the 28th Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal yesterday. A jury led by Toronto International Film Festival co-director Cameron Bailey and including Lucie Amyot, Kim Massee, Mario Fortin and Kim Nguyen gave “Dogtooth” the fest’s Louve d’Or, which comes with a $15,000 cash prize. Special mention went to Chao Gan’s “The Red Race.”
Other winners included Magaly Solier, who won an acting award for her work in Claudia Llosa’s “Fausta: La Teta Asustada,” while Ismail Necmi’s “Should I Really Do It?” won the Daniel Langlois Innovation Award. “Fausta” also won the AQCC Award for best feature in the International Selection, while Frederik Edfeldt’s “The Girl” and Alexis Dos Santos’ “Unmade Beds” received that award’s special jury prizes.
The festivals Focus – Cinémathèque québécoise section prize went to Simon Galiero’s “Nuages Sur La Ville.”