French Film ‘The Worst Ones’ and Vicky Krieps Win Big in Cannes Un Certain Regard Awards

Predicting winners is always a fool’s errand in the Un Certain Regard section — the second-most prestigious competition of the Cannes Film Festival — and so it proved tonight, as the little-heralded French entry “The Worst Ones (Les Pires),” a debut feature from female directing duo Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret was handed the top prize by jury president Valeria Golino.

The Italian actor-director and her fellow jurors also handed prizes to Pakistani breakout “Joyland,” Romanian drama “Metronom” and “Corsage” star Vicky Krieps. Full report to follow.

Prix Un Certain Regard: “The Worst Ones,” Lise Akoka, Romane Gueret

Jury Prize: “Joyland,” Saim Sadiq

Best Director: Alexandru Belc, “Metronom”

Best Performance: Vicky Krieps, “Corsage” and Adam Bessa, “Harka”

Best Screenplay: Maha Haj, “Mediterranean Fever”

Coup de Coeur Award: “Rodeo,” Lola Quivoron

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