Jérémy Clapin’s animated film about a severed hand looking for its owner, “I Lost My Body,” has been named the best film of the independent International Critics’ Week section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, a jury headed by director Ciro Guerra has announced.
The film has been awarded the Nespresso Grand Prize in the section, which consists of seven features and 10 short films. Qiu Yang’s “She Runs” was given the jury’s award for the top short in the section, while Ingvar E. Sigurðsson won the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award for “A White, White Day” by director Hlynur Pálmason.
In awards given to Critics’ Week films by independent bodies, the Gan Foundation Award for Distribution went to the Jokers Films for its work on Lorcan Finnegan’s “Vivarium,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots. The SACD Award went to Cesar Diaz, the writer of “Our Mothers,” and the Canal + Award for Short Films went to Andrias Hogenni’s “Sans Mauvaise Intention.”
Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section will announce its winners on Thursday, while the ceremony to give out the Palme d’Or and other honors given to films in the festival’s main competition will take place on Saturday.