Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Mélanie Thierry, President of the Camera d’or Jury

French actress Mélanie Thierry will be the President of the 2021 Camera d’or.

Created in 1978 by Gilles Jacob, The Caméra d’or is awarded to the best first feature presented at the Official selection, la Semaine de la Critique or the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

As tradition, Thierry will be surrounded by representatives of the industry (Audrey Abiven, Laurent Dailland, Romain Cogitore, Pierre-Simon Gutman) as well as a guest artist (Eric Caravaca).

“Nothing is as fragile or as miraculous as a first movie. This testifies to the courage and the faith of all the directors who, after such a long period of seclusion, succeeded in providing us with a window on the outside world. It is a huge honor and a wonderful joy for me to be the President of the Caméra d’or Jury. These are trying and uncertain times; the cinema is above all arts the most fitted one to help us understanding them. I hope that we will give this award to a first film which shall stand through the passing of time, a film directed by one of tomorrow’s greatest filmmakers“, said Mélanie Thierry.

List of the 31 films competing for the Caméra d’or:

SÉLECTION OFFICIELLE
C.B. Yi – Moneyboys
Géssica Généus – Freda
Valdimar Jóhannsson – Lamb
Yohan Manca – Mes frères et moi
Teodora Ana Mihai – La Civil
Na Jiazuo – Gaey Wa’r
Laura Wandel – Un monde
Noémie Merlant – Mi iubita, mon amour
Maxime Roy – Les Héroïques
Wen Shipei – Are You Lonesome Tonight ?

SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed – The Gravedigger’s Wife
Omar El Zohairy – Feathers
Elie Grappe – Olga
Julie Lecoustre & Emmanuel Marre – Rien à foutre
Simón Mesa Soto – Amparo
Clara Roquet – Libertad
Laura Samani – Piccolo Corpo
Constance Meyer – Robuste
Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet – Les Amours d’Anaïs
Sandrine Kiberlain – Une jeune fille qui va bien
Vincent Le Port – Bruno Reidal

LA QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović – Murina
Nathalie Alvares Mesen – Clara Sola
Luàna Bajrami – Luaneshat e Kodrës (La colline où rugissent les lionnes)
Vincent Maël Cardona – Les Magnétiques
Ely Dagher – The Sea Ahead
Payal kapadia – A Night of Knowing Nothing
Panah Panahi – Jadde Khaki (Hit the Road)
Yassine Qnia – De bas étage
Alessio Rigo de Righi & Matteo Zoppis – Re Granchio
Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman – Neptune Frost

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