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The 75th Festival de Cannes.  The critics jury awarded Leila’s Brothers by Iranian Saeed Roustaee (Iran, 2 h 49, 2022, Elle Driver, photo above) as best film in competition, “for the director’s ability to craft an engaging story, very dense of cultural insights, drawing a microcosm of dysfunctional patriarchy”. Best film in “Un Certain Regard”: The Blue Caftan by Maryam Touzani (Morocco). Best first feature in the parallel sections: Love According to Dalva by Belgian Emmanuelle Nicot, “a well-crafted narration of a teenage girl’s return to normal life against incest and pedophilia”, presented in the Critics Week. Details

Our Cannes jury on the red carpet (photographed by Laurent Koffel)

In the Mexican city of Guadalajara, the FIPRESCI jury awarded Courage by Rubén Rojo Aura “For linking, in a sincere and suggestive way, the story of a family crisis between an actress and her adult son who try to rebuild their relationship, with themes such as theatrical creation, job insecurity, and the strength of artists in today’s Mexico.” More

Read the latest report from the 41st International Istanbul Film Festival, a review on a dramatic triangle story of Ela and Hilmi with Ali by debut director Ziya Demirel.


Ankara. At the 25th Flying Broom International Film Festival (Turkey), the FIPRESCI jury awarded Mafifa by Daniela Muñoz Barroso that “takes viewers on an intimate personal journey that subtly manages to expand to the broader context of society”. The overview of the other movies presented in the competition can be found on the link.

Krakow. At the 62nd Krakow Film Festival of Documentary and Short films, the FIPRESCI jury awarded the Japanese-Dutch co-production Adamiani by Hirotoshi Takeoka. The main jury awarded Slovakian debut The Cathedral. Read our member’s review here.

FIPRESCI souvenir at the
25th Flying Broom International Film Festival