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Other awards of the 62nd edition
Saturday, September 27th, 2014

© Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
The Salt of the Earth
Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Country(ies) of production: France

This latest documentary by Wim Wenders won the Un Certain Regard Special Prize at the Cannes Festival. For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Relatos salvajes / Wild Tales
Damián Szifrón
Country(ies) of production: Argentina - Spain

A Spanish/Argentinian co-production with participation by the Spanish production company, El Deseo, premiered in the Official Selection in the last edition of Cannes Festival. The inequality, injustice and demands of the world we live in cause many people to suffer from stress or depression. Some explode. This is a film about them.

Alonso Ruizpalacios
Country(ies) of production: Mexico

A road movie and coming of age comedy which pays homage to the French new wave, winner of Panorama's First Feature Award in Berlin Film Festival and of Best Cinematography Award and Special Jury Mention in Tribeca Festival. Since the teenager Tomás is clearly too much of a handful for his mother, she packs him off to stay with his big brother who is studying in Mexico City.Tomás has brought a cassette along with him; the tape is part of his father’s legacy and contains the music of Epigmenio Cruz. When the trio learns that their idol is in hospital fading fast and alone, they set off in their rusty heap of a car to pay their last respects to this one-time rock star.

Buscando a Gastón / Finding Gaston
Patricia Perez (Peru)
Country(ies) of production: Peru - USA
Closing Night Film

A tour of Peruvian gastronomy on the heels of chef Gaston Acurio in his quest to use cuisine as a catalyst for change in his country. Stories, dreams and flavours from a country caught up day to day in the power of cuisine.

Christian Petzold
Country(ies) of production: Germany

Christian Petzold, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin Festival in 2012 with Barbara, presents in San Sebastián's Official Selection his new film, once again starring Nina Hoss. A singer was betrayed and sent to a concentration camp. She returns with her face completely disfigured and asks a distinguished surgeon to reconstruct it in order to regain her former appearance as closely as possible. Having recovered from the operation, she sets out to find her husband, a pianist. But their reunion will not go the way she expected.  

La isla mínima / Marshland
Alberto Rodríguez
Country(ies) of production: Spain

Alberto Rodríguez (Grupo 7) returns to film noir with this thriller starring Raúl Arévalo, Javier Gutiérrez and Antonio de la Torre. Two cops, ideologically miles apart, are reprimanded and sent as punishment to a remote town in the swamps to investigate the disappearance of two teenagers. There they will measure their wits against a savage killer in a community anchored to the past.

En chance til / A Second Chance / A Second Chance
Susanne Bier (Denmark)
Country(ies) of production: Denmark - Sweden

How far are decent people willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust? Director Susanne Bier (winner of the Foreign Language Film Academy Award in 2011 with Hævnen / In a Better World) and screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen have crafted another startling yet moving drama, about how easily we lose our grasp on justice, when we face the unthinkable and life as we know it is hanging by a thread. A thrilling story about real people forced into incredible circumstances.

Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga
Country(ies) of production: Spain

Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goneaga compete in the Official Selection with this tale of three women, three lives changed by nothing but a few bunches of flowers. Flowers that make each one feel emotions they'd thought were long gone...

Danis Tanovic
Country(ies) of production: India - France - UK

A based-on-fact drama from Academy Award-winning director Danis Tanovic (No Man's Land). Devastated when he discovers the effects of the infant formula he's peddling, a young salesman takes on a multinational corporation.

Une nouvelle amie / The New Girlfriend / The New Girlfriend
François Ozon
Country(ies) of production: France

The latest film by François Ozon, winner of the Golden Shell in 2012, is the tale of two women who have been friends since childhood. The two marry and one has a baby. Shortly afterwards, the mother falls seriously ill and makes her friend promise that she will take care of the baby and her husband. When she dies, the friend decides to visit the father and the baby, but a tremendous surprise awaits her. 

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