May 23, 2014 - 11:10 AMT
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.