[25.05.2008]

61st Cannes Film Festival

Three of the four films which received Eurimages support and were selected in official competition have been awarded the following prizes by the Jury of the 61st Cannes Film Festival:
the Award for the Best Director was given to Nuri Bilge Ceylan for his film "Three Monkeys" ;
the Jury Prize was awarded to the film "Il Divo" by Paolo Sorrentino and
the Award for the Best Screenplay was given to the film "Le silence de Lorna" by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.
As for the Directors Fortnight, “Eldorado”, by the Belgian Bouli Lanners, the film received the "Label Europa Cinémas" Prize (awarded for the Best European Film of the Directors Fortnight by a jury composed of theatre exhibitors), the "Regards jeunes" Prize (rewarded by a jury of seven young fans of cinema) and the "Fipresci" Prize (International Federation of Film Critics).
Finally, "Snow", the first feature film signed by the Bosniac Aida Begic, was also a winner by receiving the Grand Prize of the 47th Critic’s Week.