MYSTERIES OF LISBON CONQUERS LOUIS-DELLUC PRIZE
The Portuguese film by Raúl Ruiz wins the Louis Delluc Prize as the best film of the year in France, defeating other seven nominees like “The Ghost Writer” by Roman Polanski or “Carlos” by Olivier Assayas.
The prestigious member jury, lead by Gilles Jacob, the President of Cannes Film Festival, has decided to distinguish MYSTERIES OF LISBON with an award that once crowned remarkable directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Jacques Tati or Eric Rohmer.
This prestigious prize marks once more a successful path for this adaptation of Camilo Castelo Branco’s novel comes after it has already been awarded the Silver Shell – Best Director at the San Sebastián Film Festival and the Critics Award at the São Paulo International Film Festival.
This distinction reinforces the excellence of MYSTERIES OF LISBON making it stand out amongst an impressive group of nominees such as “Tournée” by Mathieu Almaric, “Of God’s and Men” by Xavier Beauvois, “White Material” by Claire Denis, “Des Filles em Noir” by Jean-Paul Civeryac and “La Princesse de Monpensier” by Bertrand Tavernier.
17 December 2010