Refocused on the discovery of emerging filmmakers, the 2021 Un Certain Regard has offered twenty features in its competition. Six of them were first films that compete as well for the Camera d’or. The opening film was Arthur Harari’s Onoda – 10 000 Nights in the Jungle. Lead by the director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold, the Jury was made up of the director and screenwriter Mounia Meddour, the actress Elsa Zylberstein, the director and screenwriter Daniel Burman and Michael Covino, director and actor.
In our discussions, the two things we were constantly saying were: “this film is very brave” and “this film come from the heart”.
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 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
LA CIVIL directed by Teodora Ana MIHAI
Prize of Originality:
LAMB directed by Valdimar JÓHANNSSON
NOCHE DE FUEGO (PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN) directed by Tatiana HUEZO
Author: Eleanor Belson