Tonight the parallel section of the Cannes festival had the first award ceremony in the 2011 fest and here are the winners.
Grand Prize: Take Shelter by Jeff Nichols, USA
Special Mention of the President: Snowtown by Justin Kurzel, Australia
SACD Prize: Take Shelter by Jeff Nichols, USA
ACID/CCAS Support: Las Acacias, Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina and Spain
OFAJ (Very) Young Critic Award: Las Acacias, Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina and Spain
FIPRESCI Award: Take Shelter by Jeff Nichols, USA
Grand Rail d'Or: Las Acacias, Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina and Spain
Best Short: Blue, Stephan Kang, New Zealand
Discovery Award: Dimanches, Valérie Rosier, Belgium
Special Mention: Alexis Ivanovitch vous êtes mon héros, Guillaume Gouix, France
Petit Rail d'Or: : Junior, Julia Ducournau, France
To read winners at the official site please go here. Can deny my surprise that a film that calls my attention won the top award, but can’t forget that most of the films in this section are always very strange for my taste. Let’s hope that since top winner is an American film will not be that much strange.
Let's close post with visually magnificent photo from the top winner Take Shelter.