‘Black Dog’ Wins 2024 Un Certain Regard Award,’ ‘The Story of Souleymane’ Takes Jury and Acting Prizes | Cannes

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Chinese director Guan Hu’s Black Dog has taken the top prize in the section from Xavier Dolan‘s jury, which was comprised of French-Senegalese screenwriter and director Maïmouna Doucouré, Moroccan director, screenwriter and producer Asmae El Moudir, German-Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps, and American film critic, director, and writer Todd McCarthy.

Black Dog details the story of Lang, a man recently released from jail, who returns to his hometown in Northwest China. As part of a dog patrol tasked with clearing stray dogs before the 2008 Olympics, he bonds with a black stray. The two lonely souls embark on a new journey together.

Other big wins went to Boris Lojkine’s The Story of Souleymane for the Jury Prize and and performance award to Abou Sangare, with Rungano Nyoni’s On Becoming a Guinea Fowl and Roberto Minervini’s The Damned tying for Best Director.

Winners of the in Competition films will be revealed at the closing ceremony of the 77th Cannes Film Festival tomorrow, Saturday, May 25.

Complete list of Un Certain Regard winners below.

Prix Un Certain Regard: Black Dog by Guan Hu

Jury Prize: The Story of Souleymane by Boris Lojkine

Best Director: (tie) The Damned by Roberto Minervini; On Becoming a Guinea Fowl by Rungano Nyoni

Performance Awards: Anasuya Sengupta for The Shameless; Abou Sangare for The Story of Souleymane

Prix de la Jeunesse (Youth Prize): Louise Courvoisier for Holy Cow

Special Mention: Norah by Tawfik Alzaidi

Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson is the founder/owner and Editor-in-Chief of AwardsWatch and has always loved all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards since he was in single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself in film school and the film forums of GoldDerby, and then migrated over to the former Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), before breaking off to create AwardsWatch in 2013. He is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, accredited by the Cannes Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and more, is a member of the International Cinephile Society (ICS), The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA), Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) and the International Press Academy. Among his many achieved goals with AwardsWatch, he has given a platform to underrepresented writers and critics and supplied them with access to film festivals and the industry and calls the Bay Area his home where he lives with his husband and son.

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