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The Argentine film “Simón de la Montaña” won the grand prize at Cannes Critics’ Week

The Argentine film “Simón de la Montaña” won the grand prize at Cannes Critics’ Week

This parallel section has the mission of discovering young promises, especially with the presentation of works by debut directors.

Simon of the Mountainthe film, directed by Federico Luis –and which is his debut film– received the Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prix.

Sold by Luxbox, the Argentina-Chile-Uruguay production stars Lorenzo “Toto” Ferrothe protagonist of the successful “The Angel”, like Simón, 21 years old, a lonely only child who joins a group of disabled children, faking a disability. Thanks to his friendship blossoming, he discovers love, sex and a sense of belonging.

The film beat six other feature films: Babysecond film by the Brazilian Marcelo Caetano, Blue Sun Palacefrom the American Constance Tsang; Julie Zwijgtfrom Belgian Leonardo Van Dijl; Locustfrom the Taiwanese director KEFF; The Pampafrom French Antoine Chevrollier; and Rafaat einy ll samafrom the Egyptians Nada Riyadh and Ayman El Amir.

What is Cannes Critics Week?

Critics’ Week – which this year took place between May 15 and 23 – began one day after the Cannes Film Festival and ends two days before the announcement of the Palme d’Or. This parallel section’s mission is to discover young promises, especially with the presentation of works by debut directors.

It was created in 1962 by the French Syndicate of Film Critics as a platform to promote new directors and each year it presents first works or second films. Last year the grand prize of the 62nd edition went to Tiger Stripesof Amanda Nell Eua film that tells the story of Zaffan, a 12-year-old girl from rural Malaysia, and her entry into puberty.

Source: Ambito

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