CANNESERIES 2021: Mister8, The Allegation and Countrymen among the winners of the festival – News …

After several days of competition, the various juries delivered their verdict on the series presented at CANNESERIES. Here are the winners of this fourth season of the Cannes International Series Festival.

Canneseries 2021: mister8, the allegation and countrymen among the winners of the festival - news...

Season 4 of CANNESERIES, which ran from October 8 to 13, ended on a high note with the preview of the first episodes of Gomorra’s final season. For several days, the two juries, respectively chaired by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) and Aisling Bea (This Way Up), discovered long and short series, from around the world, and awarded prizes to their shots. of heart. Here is the prize list:

Best series

Mister 8 (Finland) by Teemu Nikki and Jani Pösö

Juho, an engineer, falls in love with an enigmatic woman, Maria. Very smitten, he is ready to do anything to enter into a relationship with her, but he must accept certain conditions: Maria has seven men in her life. One for each day of the week!

Best short series

About Saturday (Norway) by Liv Mari Ulla Mortensen

Talented podcaster Klara (22) is challenged to go on a date with a random guy. After having had a few drinks at the local bar, Klara invites him over to her place. In the apartment, he crosses the line and the evening ends badly.

The next morning, unable to tell her friends about it, she realizes it affected her more than she thought. How is she going to recover from the incident as her body turns on her and her friends start to worry?

Better interpretation

Pekka Strang in Mister8

Special Interpretation Prize

The cast of Countrymen (Norway) by Izer Aliu and Anne Bjørnstad

Four men with questionable plans move into a farm in the countryside. They end up being, more or less against their will, the founders of Norway’s first halal cheese company.

Best scenario

Ferdinand Von Schirach for The Allegation (Germany)

25 defendants, 300 days of trial and a legal scandal that has gone down in the history of jurisprudence: In this thrilling legal drama, the best-selling author Ferdinand von Schirach brings the “Worms trial”, a German legal scandal, into our time from the 90s.

Best music

Giorgio Giampa for Christian (Italy)

When the stigmata appear on Christian’s hands, along with other powers, his violent life as a henchman is turned upside down. Matteo, postulator of the Vatican, finds him in order to understand the origin of the phenomenon.

High school student award for best long series


Student award for best short series

Lockdown (Belgium) by Gilles Coulier and Maarten Moerkerke

Twelve short stories of separation, in the heart of a prison visiting room, which reflect the isolation and emotional tensions caused by the pandemic.

Grand Prix Dior

The Allegation

Dior prize for revelation

Malik Gervais-Aubourg for I would like to be erased (Canada)

Saint-Michel district, Montreal. An apartment building opposite the highway. Three flayed childhoods collide. Mélissa, Eddy and Karine live in the same block and have to deal with an environment that is already eating up adults. In order to improve road traffic, they are taught that their house will be demolished within months.

Audience Award for the best series in competition (in partnership with CANAL + and AlloCiné)

Awake (Serbia) by Ljubica Lukovic and Matija Dragojević

Sonja Kljun, an ambitious Belgrade detective, is sent to Subotica to investigate a series of suspicious suicides. But when the investigation reveals a real conspiracy, Sonja begins to be haunted by creepy dreams of the past and the future.

The next edition of CANNESERIES will be held from April 1 to 6, 2022.

Discover the teaser for the fifth and final season of Gomorra, previewed at the CANNESERIES closing ceremony and soon to be broadcast on CANAL +:

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