Mexico director Michel Franco’s Despues De Lucia (After Lucia) took the top prize today in the Un Certain Regard sidebar to the Cannes Film Festival. There was a tie for best actress for Emilie Dequenne for Joachim LaFosse’s A Perdre La Raison and Suzanne Clement for Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Always. Those were the only acting nods this year. Jury president Tim Roth said the decisions were tough. Special jury prize went to directors Benoit Delephine and Gustav Kervern for Le Grand Soir. Special distinction of the jury to director Aida Begic for Djeca (Children Of Sarajevo).
Separately, Sundance hit Beasts Of The Southern Wild and Into The Fog were recognized in the Fipresci Critics Week event.