‘Alice and the Mayor’ Wins Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Biggest Prize
French political drama “Alice and the Mayor” has won Cannes Directors’ Fortnight biggest prize this year, the Europa Cinemas Label award, given to the best European film in the section.
The Europa Cinemas jury thought differently, praising Parisier’s film as “very well-made” and beautifully written, clear, concise and intellectually stimulating without being pretentious.
“It is a timely and very relevant look at the direction of European policies and politics – but never dry or didactic,” the jury added in a written statement.
The Europa Cinemas network is backed by the European Union’s Creative Europe/Media Program, France’s CNC film-TV agency, the Council of Europe’s Eurimages film fund, and the Institut Français.