Sergey Dvortsevoy's debut Tulpan has been awarded the top prize in Cannes' Un Certain Regard.
The jury, led by Fatih Akin, chose the film from 20 in competition, including six other first films.
The film, set in the film-makers' native Kazakhstan, was rapturously received at its screening in Cannes.
Screen's review described it as 'vivid, intensely enjoyable' and 'immensely charming,' Click here for full review.
The Jury Prize went to Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Tokyo Sonata.
Screen described it as 'a fierce indictment of modern-day Japan.' Click her for full review.
The Prize Of Hope went to Jean-Stephane Sauvaire's Johnny Mad Dog. Screen was highly enthusiastic about the work. 'Few recent films have explored the extremes of that hell as vividly or intrepidly as Jean-Stephane Sauvaire's African drama.' Click here to see full review.
The quality of competition as high enough that the festival granted permission to add two additional prizes.
Andreas Dresen's Wolke 9 won the Heart Throb Jury Prize. Click her to see review.
James Toback's Tyson was named the Knockout of UCR. Click her to see review.