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2015 Cannes Film Fest: Jia Zhangke Presented with this Year’s Carrosse d’Or

He might equally feel at home on the Lido, but it is on the Croisette where the Sixth Generation Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke will take a bow. Annually presented on the opening day of Directors’ Fortnight sidebar, the filmmaker behind seminal films Unknown Pleasures (2002), The World (2004), Still Life (2006) and we’ll throw in 2013’s A Touch of Sin for good measure, will be presenting a masterclass for 2000’s the Platform (Thursday May 14th at Théâtre Croisette – JW Marriott). Zhangke is currently in prep mode with Mountains May Depart (#10 on our Most Anticipated list) which is looking less of a 2015/possible Venice title and more like a 2016 release.

The Carrosse d’Or Prize has been awarded since 2002 by the filmmakers of the SRF to honor one of their own during Cannes Film Festival — previous winners include Cannes Film Fest royalty in Jim Jarmusch (2008), Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2012) and last year was awarded to Alain Resnais (2014) who passed away a couple of months before he was supposed to receive the honor.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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