The Un Certain Regard jury, chaired by actress-director-producer Valeria Golino and made up of director Debra Granik, actress Joanna Kulig, actor-singer Benjamin Biolay and actor-producer Edgar Ramírez, announced their decisions for this year.
Un Certain Regard is the competition section in Cannes that looks at filmmakers who possess a "special gaze." A way to look at the future, while also making films in the here and now.
Focused on arthouse and artistically daring films, the 2022 Un Certain Regard Competition included 20 feature films – seven of which are first features also competing for the Caméra d’or. The opening film was the French-Senegalese co-production Father and Soldier, directed by Mathieu Vadepied and starring Lupin's star Omar Sy.
The Un Certain Regard Prize went to French film The Worst Ones, directed by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret.
Jury Prize was given to Joyland from Pakistan, and directed by Saim Sadiq. The film made history as the film Pakistani film included in a Cannes competition.
Best Director was awarded to Alexandru Belc for Metronom, a Romanian-French production.
The Best Performance Prize went to two actors, Vicky Krieps for her portrayal of Princess Sissy (Empress Elizabeth) in Marie Kreutzer's Corsage;
And the other Best Performance Prize was awarded to Adam Bessa, who plays the haunting Ali in Lotfy Nathan's Harka.
The Best Screenplay Prize went to Maha Haj for the Palestinian drama Mediterranean Fever.
And finally the Coup de cœur Prize, an award bestowed from the heart, was given to Rodéo by Lola Quivoron.
You can read our reviews of Harka and Mediterranean Fever, as well as an interview with filmmaker Lotfy Nathan. And stay tuned for our interview with award winner Adam Bessa.
The Un Certain Regard films will be screened from June 1 to 7 in Paris at the Reflet Médicis.