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Panh's The Missing Picture wins Cannes UCR prize

Other winners include Omar, Stranger By The Lake, La Jaula De Oro and Fruitvale Station.

The Un Certain Regard prize for Cannes 2013 has gone to Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture (Cambodia/France).

The hybrid documentary about Panh’s adolescence in a Khmer Rouge labour camp uses archive footage as well as re-enactments using clay figures. Films Distribution handles sales.

The jury prize went to Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar.

The directing award went to Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger By The Lake.

A Certain Talent prize went to the ensemble cast of Diego Quemada-Diez’s La Jaula De Oro.

The Avenir prize went to Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station.

The jury, headed by Thomas Vinterberg, also included Zhang Ziyi, Ludivine Sagnier, Ilda Santiago and Enrique Gonzalez.

Vinterberg said in a statement: “It is a great honor for us, and the selection has been outstanding in many ways.
One of the finest achievements in filmmaking is to create unforgettable moments - moments that stay with us - as a collective memory - as a collective mirror of our existence.

“Clay figures, extreme beauty, violence, homosexual blow jobs, systematic humiliation of the human kind, Léa Seydoux’s legs, great Brando imitations are just some of the unique images that will follow us for a while. This selection was insistingly unsentimental, and still poetic. It was political, highly original, sometimes disturbing, diverse and first of all, very often - unforgettable.”

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