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A Prophet wins 2009’s Louis Delluc Prize

With only Alain Resnais’ Les Herbes Folles and Bruno Dumont’s Hadewijch as possible upset win scenario’s, Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet was the logical winner for France’s Louis Delluc prize of best French film of the year.

With only Alain Resnais’ Les Herbes Folles and Bruno Dumont’s Hadewijch as possible upset win scenario’s, Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet was the logical winner for France’s Louis Delluc prize of best French film of the year. Other nominess in the category included: Xavier Giannoli’s A L’Origine, Christophe Honore’s Non Ma Fille Tu N’Iras Pas Danser, Claude and Nathan Miller’s Je Suis Heureux Que Ma Mere Soit Vivante, Philippe Lioret’s Welcome and Alain Cavalier’s Irene.

A Prophet will probably duke it out versus The White Ribbon this year at both the Golden Globes and Oscar’s Foreign film categories, but the critical support is leaning more towards Haneke’s film. 

 

 

Lea Fehner’s Qu’un Seul Tienne Et Les Autres Suivront (Silent Voices) won Best First Film beating out Adieu Gary by Nassim Amaouche, Riad Sattouf’s Les Beaux Gosses, Espion(s) from Nicolas Saada and Rien De Personnel by Mathias Gokalp.

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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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