Director of Georgian origins Marie Amachoukeli wins “Golden Camera” in Cannes Film Festival
26 May, 2014
The 67th Cannes Film Festival came to an end. A Golden Palm Branch was given to a Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan for the movie “Winter Sleep”, which tells the story of an elderly celebrity. The director admitted that he was inspired by plays of Anton Chekhov, a Russian writer. “Winter Sleep” turned out to have the longest running time of all works at the festival – its duration was 3 hours and 16 minutes.
The festival’s Grand Prix was
given to Alice Rohrwacher, an Italian director, for her movie “The Wonders”. Alice was one of the two female directors present at the festival.
Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev was given the “Best Screenplay” award for his movie “Leviathan”, while “Best Director” award was given to Bennett Miller for his “Foxcatcher”.
Timothy Spall and Julianne Moore were judged Best Actor and Best Actress for their roles in “Mr. Turner” and “Maps to the Stars”, respectively.
In a non-contest program, the movie “Party Girl” was named the best and its director, Marie Amachoukeli, was awarded with a “Golden Camera”.
34-year-old director and screenwriter Marie Amachoukeli was born to a Georgian father and French mother in Paris. This festival was her debut.

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