11 sept 2017 ‘M’ And ‘The House By The Sea’ Awarded in Venice

Sara Forestier’s first feature M receives 3 awards in Venice:


The Europa Cinemas Label Award for Best European Film in Venice Days

“A charming representation of the relationship between two people scarred by life (…) A film with the potential to reach out and touch young audiences”

The film will get promotional support from Europa Cinemas and a financial incentive for network cinemas to include it in their programming


Two Fedeora Awards (Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean)

Best Young Director Sara Forestier

“For the simplicity, warmth and courage with which she depicts the obstacles of a difficult, unique and empowering love story”

Best Actor Redouanne Harjane

“For the nuanced, moving and authentic performance of a young man struggling with his extreme social marginalization”



The House By The Sea by Robert Guédiguian is honored with:


The SIGNIS Award (Catholic Association)

“LA VILLA has much to say about the obligations of family, the meaning of home, the treatment of neighbors, and the plight of an ageing population (…) A poignant celebration of life”


and the UNIMED Award (Association of Universities from the countries of the Mediterranean basin)

“For its artistic value and its ability to depict the current themes of integration and multiculturalism”



Congratulations to Sara Forestier, Redouanne Harjane, Chi-Fou-Mi Productions (Hugo Sélignac and Vincent Mazel) and Robert Guédiguian and Agat Films & Cie (Marc Bordure)!

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