Un Certain Regard 2018 presented 18 films in competition. 6 of them were first films. The Opening film was DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa.
Under the presidency of Benicio Del Toro (Puerto Rican-American actor), the Jury was comprised of Annemarie Jacir (Palestinian director and writer), Kantemir Balagov (Russian director), Virginie Ledoyen (French actress) and
Julie Huntsinger (American executive director, Telluride Film Festival).
“We feel that out of 2000 films considered by the Festival, the 18 we saw in UN CERTAIN REGARD – from Argentina to China – were all in their own way winners. Over the past 10 days, we were extremely impressed by the high quality of the work presented, but in the end we were the most moved by the following 5 films. » The jury
“UN CERTAIN REGARD” PRIZE
GRÄNS (BORDER) by Ali ABBASI
PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY
SOFIA by Meryem BENM’BAREK
PRIZE FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
Victor POLSTER for GIRL by Lukas DHONT
PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Sergei LOZNITSA for DONBASS
JURY SPECIAL PRIZE
CHUVA É CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS
(The Dead and the Others)
by João SALAVIZA and Renée NADER MESSORA