Source: Dardennes' ‘Young Ahmed' Almost Won the Palme D'or

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne are the most influential European filmmakers of the last 20 years. Their social-realist handheld camera style has become a sort of cliché for the Euro arthouse world, but why complain that the developers of a certain style of filmmaking cannot continue making such films? If their last effort, 2016’s "The Unknown Girl," felt a little off, "Young Ahmed" is no doubt a unique film in their cinematic oeuvre because it tackles a controversial character that feels relevant to 21st century realities.

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‘The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao’ Wins Un Certain Regard — Cannes

Un Certain Regard Award: Karim Ainouz, “The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao”

Jury Prize: Oliver Laxe, “The Fire Will Come”

Best Director: Kantemir Balagov, “Beanpole”

Best Performance: Chiara Mastroianni, “On a Magical Night”

Un Certain Regard Heart Prize: Michael Angelo Covino, “The Climb” & Monia Chokri, “A Brother’s Love”

Special Jury Prize: Albert Serra, “Liberte”

Special Jury Mention: Bruno Dumont, “Joan of Arc”