The first one comes from director Ben Zeitlin, while the second movie is directed by Sergei Loznitsa, and today they’re the part of the same report simply because both movies won FIPRESCI prizes at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, named Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild best film in the sidebar, and it has also received an Ecumenical Jury mention.
Movie centers on a six-year-old girl who believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Then she becomes tiny hero who must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
On the other hand, Sergei Loznitsa’s In the Fog which is a WWII tale set in German-occupied Russia, played in the main Competition, and also received FIPRESCI prize, as well as Rachad Djaidani’s project Hold Back, which played in the Directors’ Fortnight.
At the end, let us also mention that The Ecumenical Jury gave its award to Thomas Vinterberg’s movie titled The Hunt, played in the Competition, and for which Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor award.