Cannes: Malaysian genre mix 'Tiger Stripes' wins Critics' Week 2023

Cannes: Malaysian genre mix ‘Tiger Stripes’ wins Critics’ Week 2023

Tiger stripesMalaysian director Amanda Nell Eu’s first feature film won the Cannes Critics’ Week 2023 Best Feature Award.

The movie, one of The Hollywood ReporterHidden Gem by , picked from the sidebars of the festival this year, stars first-time actress Zafreen Zairizal as Zaffan, a rebellious and carefree 12-year-old who finds herself in the awkward position of being the first girl in the class to have the cycle. Embarrassed, confused, and bullied by her classmate, Zaffan discovers her body changing in other, more horrific ways, and is faced with her decision whether to submit to society’s shame or embrace her true self. monstrous of her.

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As a debut feature film, Tiger stripes it is also in the running for the Cannes Camera d’Or award for best first film.

The winner of the Golden Lion in Venice 2021 Audrey Diwan (happening) presided over the jury of Critics’ Week 2023. The French Touch Prize of the Jury, which last year went to the debut of Charlotte Wells After sunwas awarded this year to Paloma Sermon-Daï’s It’s raining in the housea drama set in Belgium about two teenagers whose mother leaves them to fend for themselves in a run-down house for the summer.

Jovan Ginić won the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award for his performance in Vladimir Perišić Lost country, a costume drama set in 1996 in what was then Yugoslavia. Iris Kaltenbäck received the SACD prize from the French association of authors and screenwriters, for the screenplay of her feature film The kidnapping.

French distributor Pyramide Films wins Gan Foundation Award for distribution for Amjad Al-Rasheed’s debut film Inshallah a boy, the first Jordanian film selected at Cannes. Nans Laborde-Jourdàa’s Boleroabout a man who returns to his hometown to visit his mother, won both the Leitz Cine discovery award and the Canal+ Award for best short film.