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FIPRESCI honors The White Ribbon, Amreeka and Police, Adjective

The jury comprised of president Mike Goodridge (U.S), Nguyen Trong BINH (France), Janusz Wróblewski (Poland), Mike Naafs (The Netherlands), Dominique Widemann (France), Amir Emary (Egypt), Alin Tasciyan (Turkey), Ahmed Muztaba Zamal (Bangladesh), and Emma Gray Munthe (Sweden) awarded Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon”, Corneliu Porumboiu’s “Police, Adjective” (Politist, Adjectiv) and Cherien Dabis’ Sundance preemed “Amreeka”.

In an age where media consolidation is stamping out several voices, where Rotten Tomato meters seem to be a key point of reference and where Les Cahiers du Cinema is potentially a couple of issues away from its last issue, FIPRESCI’s mission of citing noteworthy films and filmmakers becomes that much more important. While they didn’t have their usual special screening in the Critic’s Week sidebar, the group were evidently on hand to scope out the Cannes film festival and this year they have seconded the jury votes. FIPRESCI awarded Cannes Critics Prizes to: (Main Competition) a b&w picture where it isn’t the kids, but the adults who are lacking in moral fiber, (Un Certain Regard) the most undramatic police film in the history of cinema, and (Directors’ Fortnight or Critics’ Week) the challenge of starting over in a time where tension of the Iraq war actually breaks out in rural Illinois.

The jury comprised of president Mike Goodridge (U.S), Nguyen Trong BINH (France), Janusz Wróblewski (Poland), Mike Naafs (The Netherlands), Dominique Widemann (France), Amir Emary (Egypt), Alin Tasciyan (Turkey), Ahmed Muztaba Zamal (Bangladesh), and Emma Gray Munthe (Sweden) awarded Michael Haneke‘s “The White Ribbon“, Corneliu Porumboiu‘s “Police, Adjective” (Politist, Adjectiv) and Cherien Dabis‘ Sundance preemed “Amreeka“.

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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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