Cannes Film Festival announced the winners of the 2022 Un Certain Regard and La Cinef Selection competitions. The Worst Ones directed by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret was awarded the top prize in the 2022 Un Certain Regard Competition and “A Conspiracy Man” (“Il Barbiere Complottista”) won the La Cinef Selection.
In the film, The Worst Ones, a film shooting will take place at the cité Picasso, in the suburbs of Boulogne-Sur-Mer, in the north of France. During the casting, four teenagers, Lily, Ryan, Maylis and Jessy are chosen to play in the film. Everyone in the neighborhood is surprised: why only take the “worst ones”?
Focused on arthouse, artistically daring films, the 2022 Un Certain Regard Competition showcased 20 feature films – seven of which are first features also competing for the Caméra d’or. The opening film was Mathieu Vadepied’s Father and Soldier.
La Cinef Selection included 16 student films, chosen out of 1 528 entries coming from 378 film schools around the world.
Un Certain Regard Winners
Un Certain Regard Prize
THE WORST ONES directed by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret
JOYLAND directed by Saim Sadiq
Best Director Prize
Alexandru Belc for METRONOM
Best Performance Prize (jointly awarded)
Vicky Krieps in CORSAGE
Adam Bessa in HARKA
Best Screenplay Prize
MEDITERRANEAN FEVER directed by Maha Haj
« Coup de cœur » Prize
RODÉO directed by Lola Quivoron
La Cinef Selection Winners
IL BARBIERE COMPLOTTISTA (A CONSPIRACY MAN)
directed by Valerio Ferrara
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy
DI ER (SOMEWHERE)
directed by Li Jiahe
Hebei University of Science and Technology, School of Film and Television, China
Joint Third Prize
directed by Masha Novikova
London Film School, United Kingdom