Jury citation for A Chiara: 'This story of the gradual empowerment of the young female character and her relationship with her father and her extended family is brilliantly structured and built' Photo: Courtesy of Cannes Directors' Fortnight
Carpignano took the same prize in 2017 for his previous film, The Ciambra, which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Magnetic Beats Photo: Courtesy of Director's Fortnight
A statement from the jury said: “This story of the gradual empowerment of the young female character and her relationship with her father and her extended family is brilliantly structured and built. The casting of non-professionals in all of the roles works extremely well.”
In the second Directors’ Fortnight prize announcement, Vincent Maël Cardona’s feature debut Magnetic Beats (Les Magnétiques) won the section’s SACD Prize, awarded by France’s Writers’ Guild. Cardona’s short, Anywhere Out of the World, featured at the 2010’s Cannes Cine-fondation student short competition.
The film takes place in Brittany in the 1980s, and follows a group of friends working in a free radio station.