Guillaume Galliennes’s autobiographical comedy about his relationship with his mother scoops unofficial top prize at Cannes.
French filmmaker Guillaume Gallienne’s Me, Myself and Mum (Les garçons et Guillaume, à table), which premiered in Directors’ Fortnight, has won the parallel section’s non-official top prize, the Art Cinema Award.
Directors’ Fortnight does not mete out official prizes but a number of the section’s sponsors and partners do.
The Art Cinema Award is handed out by the International Confederation of Art-house Cinemas (CICAE). This year’s jury consisted of independent programmers Uga Sniegowska, Anne-Juliette Jolivet and Thorsten Kleinschmidt.
Me, Myself and Mum also won the SACD prize granted by France’s writers and composers guild and aimed at a French language film in the selection. Serge Bozon’s Tip Top also got a special mention.
The jury consisted of exhibitors Alice Black, Rafael Maestro, Petar Mitric and Koyo Yamashita.
The Illy short film prize was awarded to Joao Nicolau’s A Wild Goose Chase and special mention went to André Novais Oliveira’s About a Month.