“The Worst Ones” (“Les Pires”), a drama about four unruly French teenagers who are chosen to act in a film, has won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Acting prizes went to Vicky Krieps for “Corsage” and Adam Bessa for “Harka,” while the directing award went to Alexandru Belc for “Metronomes.”
Saim Sadiq’s “Joyland” won the Jury Prize, which made it runner-up to “The Worst Ones.”
Actress Valeria Golino chaired this year’s jury, which also included director Debra Granik, actors Joanna Kulig and Edgar Ramirez and actor-singer Benjamin Biolay.
The Un Certain Regard section, which is typically devoted to smaller, more daring films than those in the main competition, consisted of 20 movies this year. Other entries in the section included Riley Keough and Gina Gammell’s “War Pony,” Davy Chou’s “Return to Seoul,” Maryam Touzani’s “The Blue Caftan,” Agnieszka Smocyznska’s “The Silent Twins” and Maksim Nakonechnyi’s “Butterfly Vision.”
The main Cannes awards, including the Palme d’Or, will be announced on Saturday.
The list of winners:
Un Certain Regard Prize: “The Worst Ones,” directed by Lise Akoka & Romane Gueret
Jury Prize: “Joyland,” directed by Saim Sadiq
Best Director Prize: Alexandru Belc for “Metronomes”
Best Actor Prize (jointly awarded):
Vicky Krieps in “Corsage”
Adam Bessa in “Harka”
Best Screenplay Prize: “Mediterranean Fever,” directed by Maha Haj
Coup de cœur Prize: “Rodeo,” directed by Lola Quivoron