Icelandic film “Rams” wins 2015 sidebar
In addition to the remarkable selection of films in the main competition, 19 movies were competing for attention in the “Un certain regard” sidebar at Cannes 2015. The goal is to showcase films that are daring and original.
This year’s jury was presided by Isabella Rossellini. Four of the works were first films. The Icelandic film “Hrutar/Rams” picked up the main prize..
In addition to Rossellini (filmmaker – United States, Italy), the Jury was comprised of Haifaa al-Mansour (director – Saudi Arabia), Panos H. Koutras (director – Greece), Nadine Labaki (director, actress – Lebanon) and Tahar Rahim (actor – France).
Moving note from Rossellini
In her final notes, Rossellini wrote a touching message about the event.
“We, the jury, would like to thank the Festival de Cannes for inviting us to be part of the Jury for Un Certain Regard. The experience of watching nineteen films from 21 countries was memorable. It was like taking a flight over our Planet and its inhabitants… Any anthropologist would be envious of us.
We would like in particular to thank Thierry Frémaux and his team for their incredible kindness. I cannot refrain from expressing also my personal gratitude to the Festival for having chosen my mother Ingrid Bergman for the poster of the 68th edition of this festival. Mamma seems to hovered over all of us, filmmakers and film lovers, as a guardian angel.
PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD
HRÚTAR (Béliers / Rams) by Grímur Hákonarson
ZVIZDAN (Soleil de plomb / The High Sun) by Dalibor Matanić
BEST DIRECTOR PRIZE
Kiyoshi Kurosawa for KISHIBE NO TABI (Vers l’autre rive / Journey to the Shore)
UN CERTAIN TALENT PRIZE
COMOARA (Le Trésor / Treasure) by Corneliu Porumboiu
PROMISING FUTURE PRIZE
MASAAN by Neeraj Ghaywan
NAHID by Ida Panahandeh