Top prize in Un Certain Regard for The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Photo: Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival
Filmed in back and white on 16mm, the story deals with the build-up to the 1962 world featherweight championship title match and in particular the tussle between country baker Mäki and American title holder Davey Moore.
A drama about a Japanese family whose life is shattered after a visitor comes to live with them was awarded the jury prize. Described as a “psychologic thriller”, Harmonium is directed by Foji Fukada.
Matt Ross' Captain Fantastic won best direction award for the director’s second feature. The film, launched at the Sundance Film Festival, stars Viggo Mortensen as the head of an eccentric family who takes his family on a road trip after the death of his wife.
Jury prize in Un Certain Regard went to Harmonium by Japanese director Foji Fukada Photo: Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival
Keller’s jury also included Diego Luna, Celine Sallette and Swedish director Ruben Ostlund. A total of 18 titles were in competition in the section, of which seven were films by first-time directors.
The top prizes for the main competition selection will be awarded tonight (May 22) during the closing ceremony at the Palais des Festivals.