Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos’ Dogtooth won the C$15,000 Louve D’Or at the 38th Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema at the weekend.
The prize recognises the best first, second or third feature in the festival’s international selection. Chao Gan’s The Red Race, a China-Germany co-production, received a Special Mention from the jury, which was headed by Toronto festival co-director Cameron Bailey.
The audience prize, Temps Ø People’s Choice Award, went to Hélene Cattet and Bruno Forzani for the France-Belgium coproduction Amer.
The jury also presented the Daniel Langlois Innovation Award to Turkish filmmaker Ismail Necmi for Should I Really Do It? Magaly Solier was named the best actor in a feature film for the Peruvian title Fausta: La Teta Asustada while the film’s director, Claudia Llosa, won the AQCC Award for Best Feature in the International section.
Special Mentions were presented to Sweden’s Fredrik Edfeldt for The Girl and UK film-maker Alexis Dos Santos for Unmade Beds.
A separate jury presented the Cinematheque Quebecois Grand Prize for films in the festival’s Focus program to Canadian film-maker Simon Galiero for Nuages Sur La Ville. A Special Mention was awarded to Sherry White for Crackie.
The Loup Argente for best short film went to Finnish film-maker Maarit Suomi-Vaanaen for Jalkeilaa Tass. The Grand Prix Focus Short Film prize went to Pedro Pires for Danse Macabre. Emile Proulx-Cloutier received a Special Mention for La Vie Commence.