2015 Cannes Festival Prize list
László Nemes, Grand Prix
The Hungarian director, obtained an extraordinary result with his first feature film Son of Saul – the only debut in Competition – winning the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Prize.
“The strategy was one of extrapolation: providing the viewer with immeasurably few elements in such a way as to really stimulate their imagination. I think that’s closer to what would have been the experience in the camps, to the feeling you would have had there as a human being. Suggesting something is more powerful than showing it.” (source: Cineuropa)
László Nemes came to Groupe Ouest in 2012 to work on his second feature film within the framework of the international workshops (Script&Pitch 2012).
Clément Cogitore, Gan Foundation Prize
The French Clément Cogitore – who came at Groupe Ouest within the framework of the international workshops organised with the TorinoFilmLab (Script&Pitch 2012) – received the Gan Foundation prize at the Critics’ Week for his feature film The Wakhan Front: the prize grants support for the distribution of the film in France.