Cannes: ‘Toni Erdmann,’ ‘Dogs,’ ‘Mimosas’ Win FIPRESCI, Critics’ Week Awards

Also, Adam Driver’s pet bulldog from “Paterson” wins the Palme Dog

Last Updated: May 21, 2016 @ 12:55 PM

As Sunday’s awards ceremony at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival approaches, other Cannes honors have gone to Palme d’Or frontrunner “Toni Erdmann,” Un Certain Regard drama “Dogs” and Critics’ Week entry “Mimosas,” among others.

And the late bulldog from “Paterson” won the award given out annually to the festival’s best canine performance.

The International Society of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) announced awards in three categories on Saturday, with its award for the best film in the main competition going to Maren Ade’s family dramedy “Toni Erdmann,” about a father determined to shake up the corporate lifestyle of his grown daughter.

The FIPRESCI jury of critics also gave awards to the Romanian director Bodgan Miraca’s “Dogs,” a film in the Un Certain Regard program about a man facing disturbing revelations about his family history, and “Raw,” a Julia Ducournau comedy about a vegetarian forced to take up cannibalism.

Separate Critics’ Week prizes were selected by a jury headed by director Valeria Donzelli. The top award went to the Moroccan-set “Mimosas” by Oliver Laxe, while other awards went to two Turkish films, “Album” and “Diamond Island.”

The Cinéfondation awards for student films were chosen by a jury headed by director Naomi Kawase, and went to films from Israel, the UK, Hungary and Venezuela.

On Friday, “Wolf and Sheep” was named the best film in the independent Directors’ Fortnight section.

The main Cannes awards, including the Palme d’Or, will be handed out in a ceremony that will conclude the festival on Sunday evening.

The awards:

International Society of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prizes:
Main Competition: “Toni Erdmann,” Maren Ade
Un Certain Regard: “Dogs,” Bogdan Mirica
Directors’ Fortnight/Critics’ Week: “Raw,” Julia Ducournau

Critics’ Week Prizes:
Nespresso Grand Prize: “Mimosas,” Oliver Laxe
France 4 Visionary Award: “Album,” Mehmet Can Mertoğlu
SACD Prize: “Diamond Island,” Davy Chou and Claire Maugendre
Leica Cine Discover Prize for Best Short Film: “Prenjak,” Wregas Bhanuteja

Cinefondation Awards (for student films):
First Prize: “Anna,” Or Sinai
Second Prize: “In the Hills,” Hamid Ahmadi
Third Prize: (tie) “A Nyalintas Nesze,” Nadja Andrasev; “La Culpa, Problamente,” Michael Labarca

Palme Dog: Nelly, “Paterson”

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