Cannes 2019: Award for a young Polish director
French student Louise Courvoisier won the competition for student etudes Cinefondation with the film "Mano a mano". The second prize went to Richard Van from the USA for the film "Hieu". The third prize was awarded to Barbara Rupik for the animation "Duszyczka", ex aequo with Visam Al Jafari from "Palestine", which showed the film "Ambience".
"Duszyczka" is a story about a tiny being that comes out of the body of a deceased person and begins his journey through the skies. The film impresses with its sophisticated visual form. Rupik is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, and is currently studying at the Film School in Łódź, the Animated Film and Special Effects department.
The Cannes Award is a great success for the young 27-year-old director. Qualifying for the competition is not easy: the 17 films shown in it were selected from around 2,000 entries that came from 366 film schools from around the world. And the awards were given by the jury this year, chaired by Claire Denis.
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