Sebastian Meise returns from Cannes with one of the top awards of the Un Certain Regard section. The jury under the presidency of Andrea Arnold awarded Sebastian Meise’s captivating drama Great Freedom with the Jury Prize. This second feature film starring Franz Rogowski and Georg Friedrich, produced by Austrian FreibeuterFilm and German Rohfilm was one of 20 contenders in a line-up that refocused on the discovery of emerging filmmakers this year.
The Un Certain Regard Jury
Andrea Arnold – director, screenwriter (president)
Mounia Meddour – director, screenwriter
Elsa Zylberstein – actress
Daniel Burman – screenwriter
Michael Covino – director, actor
Andrea Arnold stated on behalf of the jury:
In our discussions, the two things we were constantly saying were: "this film is very brave" and "this film comes from the
Many of the films are very passionnate and many of the films are talking about things which are hard to talk about.
We’d like to acknowledge all the filmmakers for their brave and beautiful work. Their films created vigorous debates.
Un Certain Regard
Un Certain Regard Prize
RAZZHIMAYA KULAKI (UNCLENCHING THE FISTS)
directed by Kira KOVALENKO
GROSSE FREIHEIT (GREAT FREEDOM)
directed by Sebastian MEISE
BONNE MÈRE (GOOD MOTHER)
directed by Hafsia HERZI
directed by Teodora Ana MIHAI
Prize of Originality
directed by Valdimar JÓHANNSSON
NOCHE DE FUEGO (PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN)
directed by Tatiana HUEZO