“The Worst Ones” wins the “Certain Regard” competition at Cannes

The 75th Cannes Film Festival – Photocall for the film ‘The Worst’ in competition for the Un Certain Regard category – Cannes, France, May 22, 2022. Directors Romane Gueret and Lise Akoka, cast members Mallory Wanecque, Timeo Mahaut, Melina Vanderplancke, Loïc Pech and Johan Heldenbergh pose, REUTERS / Sarah Meyssonnier

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CANNES, France, May 27 (Reuters) – A film set in the working-class suburb of the northern French town of Boulogne-sur-Mer won first prize in the Festival’s ‘Un Certain Regard’ competition on Friday. of Cannes.

“The Worst”, directed by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret, explores the challenges of street casting, telling the reaction of a community to the arrival of a film crew.

“I hope that this film, beyond the reviews, will be read as a tribute to cinematographic creation because sometimes it allows those who are not often heard to speak,” said Gueret.

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Deadline described the film, with “thought-provoking and at times darkly funny” events, as “a fascinating look at the filmmaking experience”.

“Joyland”, a film by Saim Sadiq which seeks to break gender stereotypes in Pakistan, the country’s first entry at the Cannes Film Festival, won the jury prize.

The film’s Cannes screening felt like “a dream has come true,” one of its stars, Sarwat Gilani, told Reuters on Tuesday, adding that she felt “the struggles we face in as artists in Pakistan, they have all come to be worth it.” Read more

“Un Certain Regard” is a competition centered on auteur films that runs alongside the main competition, the Palme d’Or, which will be announced on Saturday.

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Reporting by Hanna Rantala and Mimosa Spencer, editing by Rosalba O’Brien and Sandra Maler

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