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Ecumenical Prize 2024 Festival de Cannes

The film The Seed of the Sacred Fig by Mohammad Rasoulof (France/Germany/Iran, 2024) received the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Following a special prize to Wim Wenders on the 50th anniversary of the Ecumenical Jury, the 6 international members of this year’s jury gave their prize to the Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof, with this motivation : “When religion is associated with political power and patriarchy, it can destroy the most intimate relationships and the dignity of individuals, as this Iranian family drama embodies. The jury was impressed by the film’s rich symbolism, its generous and hopeful ending, its touches of humour and its heartbreaking tension. The subtlety and sobriety of its writing, both dramatic and filmic, makes it a metaphor for any authoritarian theocracy”.

The jury members were : Julienne Munyaneza (Rwanda/Great Britain), Joanna Haberer (Germany), Magali Van Reeth (France), Pierre-Alain Lods (France), Edgar Rubio (Mexico), Alexander Bothe (Germany)

Watch the video of the award ceremony here : http://cannes.juryoecumenique.org/


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