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2022 Prix Louis-Delluc Noms: Saint Omer Lands Rare Double Noms As Best Film & Best First Film

2022 Prix Louis-Delluc Noms: Saint Omer Lands Rare Double Noms As Best Film & Best First Film

A double winner in Venice this past September with the Silver Lion Grand Jury prize and Luigi De Laurentiis Lion of the Future award, Alice Diop could double down with Saint Omer as the infanticide jury room drama has been nominated for the Prix Louis-Delluc’s two sections: Best Film and Best First Film. If Diop wins for Best Feature it would be a rare female filmmaker win – the last woman to win the award was Pascale Ferran’s Lady Chatterley in 2006. Last year’s winner was the Un Certain Regard selected Onoda – 10 000 nuits dans la jungle by Arthur Harari. In the Best First Feature section, Saint Omer will measure itself up against The Worst One by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret (the Un Certain Regard section winner) and Charlotte Le Bon’s Falcon Lake (critically acclaimed film from the Directors’ Fortnight).  Previous past winner include Rebecca Zlotowski for Belle Épine and Julia Ducournau for Raw. Here are the noms for both categories. Winners will be unveiled on November 30th.

Best Feature:
Saint Omer – Alice Diop
Pacifiction – Albert Serra
L’innocent – Louis Garrel
Les Amandiers – Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Le Lycéen – Christophe Honoré
Un Beau Matin – Mia Hansen-Løve
Les Enfants des autres – Rebecca Zlotowski
Les Harkis – Philippe Faucon

Best First Feature:
Saint Omer – Alice Diop
Méduse – Sophie Levy
Les Pires – Lise Akoka, Romane Gueret
Falcon Lake – Charlotte Le Bon
La Passagère – Héloïse Pelloquet
Les Années super 8 – Annie Ernaux, David Ernaux-Briot
La passagère – Heloïse Pelloquet

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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