International competition

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1) EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT -by Ciro Guerra

This film explores the relationship between Karamakate, a shaman, and two scientists who work together to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. The film won the Art Cinema Award in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

 

 

 

 

2) THE MEASURE OF A MAN -by Stéphane Brizé

the-measure-of-a-man-cannes-film-festival-2Thierry, a married factory worker with a disabled child, tries to make ends meet in working-class France. It competed for the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes 2015 where Vincent Lindon won the award for Best Actor and the film won a commendation awarded by the Ecumenical Jury.

 

 

 

3) RAMS -by Grímur Hákonarson

Rams-A drama film set in a remote Icelandic farming valley, where two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together to save what’s dearest to them, their sheep. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes where it won the top prize. Rams was also selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.

 

 

 

4) JOURNEY TO THE SHORE -by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

journey to the shoreA young widow is reunited with her husband three years after his death, granting them peace and the renewal of their love. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where Kurosawa won the prize for Best Director.

 

 

5) MUSTANG -by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

mustangIn a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters come home from school, innocently playing with boys. Their naïve games cause a scandal with unintended consequences. Mustang was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Europa Cinemas Label Award. It was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.

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