Nuestras Madres of Caesar Diaz has been awarded with the Camera d’or at the end of the edition 2019 of the Cannes film Festival, from the hands of Rithy Panh and Valerie Bruni. The feature-length film of the director of guatemala was in the running for the Critics ‘ Week.
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The pitch? Guatemala, 2018. The country lives to the rhythm of the trial of the military origin of the civil war. The testimonies of the victims are linked together. Ernesto, a young anthropologist at the Foundation medico-legal work in the identification of missing persons. One day, through the story of an old woman, he believes to detect a track that will allow him to trace his father, a guerrilla fighter disappeared during the war. Against the advice of his mother, he plunges headlong into the folder, in search of truth and resilience.
just received, the film of Cesar Diaz should come out soon rooms.
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last year, Lukas Dhont, a member of the jury of the un Certain Regard selection this year, was awarded the Camera d’or for his film Girl . The young Flemish 26-year-old had inflamed the Croisette with a first film with a first film incredibly overpowered, Girl , which tells the story of how a teenage girl wanting to become a dancer, throws herself headlong into the quest for absolute, left to tame painfully a body that does not bend so easily to the discipline imposed on the heroin, because it is born a boy.
Established in 1978, the prize aims to reward a first work result of all the selections of the Quinzaine. A kind of best hope in the realization that Jim Jarmusch, in competition this year, had received in 1984 for his film: Stranger than Paradise. This year, the filmmaker original cambodian Rithy Panh was presiding over the jury for the award. One owes him in particular The missing picture , the film that won in 2013 the prize un Certain Regard at Cannes.