The Champs-Élysées. That is a platform of luxury to the independent cinema. Producer Sophie Dulac has once again provided an avenue for the cinema of art and test on “the most beautiful avenue in the world” with the eighth edition of the Champs-Élysées film festival throughout the week.
on Tuesday evening, the jury chaired by filmmaker Stéphane Brizé, has rewarded two of the twelve films in competition during the closing ceremony of the event at the Marigny theatre. Surrounded by the singer Jeanne Added and the humorist Ocean, the developer of the market forces was awarded the jury prize for u.s. documentary Pahokee (Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan) before devoting the poetic quicksilver , which was shortlisted in the French selection. The first feature film by Stéphane Batut ” was made about him to Cannes, where he had been introduced to the Acid (Association of independent cinema for its distribution). Filmed around the park, paris Buttes-Chaumont, the book focuses on the romance between a ghost (Timothy Robart) and a single mother (Judith Chemla).
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In total, fourteen awards were handed out during the evening. At the end of the ceremony, festival goers were able to discover the film The counterfeiters of Manhattan (Marielle Heller), based on the true story of a former author to success without-the-penny having forged and sold the letters to the stars to save her life.
The event, created by producer, distributor and operator Sophie Dulac, took place throughout the week on “the most beautiful avenue in the world”, offering master class as guests of honour Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan, Debra Granik and Christopher Walken, but also avant-premieres, retrospectives and showcases music.
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Among the sixty films that are “daring” and “ambitious”, proposed by the programmers, it is advisable to sorting starts Across Concrete , feature length film from S. Craig Zahler with Mel Gibson as police inspector daredevil, Pretenders , love letter from James Franco to New Wave filmmakers, or The Old Man and The Gun (David Lowery) with Robert Redford septuagenarian bank robber of banks.
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*the Jury Prize of the Independent American Film – Pahokee of Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan.
*the Jury Prize of the French Film, as the Independent quicksilver of Stéphane Batut.
*the Jury Prize of the short film american – Liberty of Faren Humes.
*Jury Award to the French short film (ex-aequo) – Djo of Laura Henno and Ông Ngoai (Grandfather) of Maximilian Badier Rosenthal
*Critic’s Prize in the feature film american – Saint Francis Alex Thompson
*the Price of the Criticism of the French feature film – Daniel faces Marine Atlantic
*first Prize for Student of the long-film american – The World is Full of Secrets Graham Swon.
*first Prize for Student of the French feature film – Shine Poitiers – Chapters 1 & 2 of Claude Schmitz
*Price France télévision of short film- salt route of Matthew Vigneau
*Prices of the US IN PROGRESS – Beast Beast directed by Danny Madden
*Audience award French feature Film-Independent – Brothers in arms of Sylvain Labrosse
*Audience Award for Short Film, Independent French – I go out to buy cigarettes of Osman Cerfon.
*Audience Award for feature Film-Independent American – Saint Francis Alex Thompson
*Audience Award for Short Film, Independent American – Night Swim Victoria Rivera.