L’Œil d’Or Jury members, Emmanuel Finkiel, Lolita Chammah, Kim Longinotto, Isabelle Danel et Paul Sturtz, reached their decision awarding L’Œil d’Or to Stefano Savona for his film Samouni Road screened at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

Samouni Road by Stefano Savona
Wins L’Œil d’or – Cannes 2018 Documentary Award

The jury has decided to award L’Oeil d’or – Documentary Award 2018 to Samouni Road by Stefano Savona presented during the Directors’ Fortnight for the intelligent way of filming, the right distance in his point of view, his sensitive outlook, the brilliant and subtile use of animation to strengthen the storytelling. All these elements draw us exceptionally close to human beings caught in the unbearable reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”.

The jury also awarded two honorable mentions to :

– Mark Cousins for The Eyes of Orson Welles (Official Selection – Cannes Classics)

Mark Cousins explores the unique universe of Orson Welles through his cinematic images and often unseen drawings. He fervently questions the representation of people and the world. He raises this essential question: how to view the time we are leaving in?”.

– Michel Toesca for Libre (Official Selection – Séances Spéciales)

Stirred by his tenacity, his honesty and his engagement with a down-to-earth hero, the jury congratulates Michel Toesca for the way he takes us into the heart of a unique struggle beside the refugees and how he shakes us up and opens our minds”.

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