Egyptian comedy-drama Feathers took top prize in Critics Week Photo: Courtesy of Cannes Critics Week
The Nespresso Grand Prize has gone to Feathers, a comedy-drama by Omar El Zohairy set in contemporary Egypt. The picaresque tale follows a woman with three children whose husband is turned into a chicken by a magician in a trick that goes awry.
Omar El Zohairy Photo: Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival
The jury was presided over by Christian Mungiu, the Romanian director of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.
In other awards the Gan Foundation Award to aid distribution was won by Zero Fucks Given by Emmanuel Marre and Julie Coustre.
Screenwriters Elie Grappe and Raphaëlle Desplechin were given the SACD award for best script for Olga which explores the trials and tribulations of a competitive gymnast in Ukraine.
The Short Film Discovery prize went to Lili Alone by Zou Jing and the Canal+ short award was bestowed on Brutalia: Days of Labour by Manolis Mavris.