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Cannes 2010: Chad’s Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Wins Jury Prize

Ask me before the festival started what I thought the chances of a film from Chad had in the comp – and I was probably the only one thinking this had a shot (for the record I predicted a Grand Prix win). So despite not having seen Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s A Screaming Man, I knew that a small-scale cinema with heart had perhaps a better chance than some of the more heavy weight titles.

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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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