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Ukrainian film “The Tribe” wins Cannes Fest Critics’ Week Award

Ukrainian film “The Tribe” wins Cannes Fest Critics’ Week Award

PanARMENIAN.Net - Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's “The Tribe” won the top prize in the Cannes Film Festival's independent Critics’ Week section, a jury headed by director Andrea Arnold announced on Thursday, May 22, according to TheWrap.

The Ukrainian film is about a deaf teen who enters a special boarding school, and is told by actors who speak in sign language without spoken dialogue. Its win carried a 10,000 Euro prize.

It also won the France 4 Visionary Award, and a grant from the Gan Foundation.

Other Critics’ Week prizes went to “Hope,” “A Ciambra” and “Crocodile.”

The only American film in the selection was the well-received horror film “It Follows,” from director David Robert Mitchell.

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