Un Certain Regard (French pronunciation: [œ̃ sɛʁtɛ̃ ʁəɡaʁ] ) is a section of the Cannes Film Festival's official selection. It is run at the salle Debussy, parallel to the competition for the Palme d'Or . This section was introduced in 1978 by Gilles Jacob.
The name means "from another angle" and the section presents 20 films with unusual styles and non-traditional stories seeking international recognition.
In 1998, the Prix un certain regard was introduced to the section to recognize young talent and to encourage innovative and daring works by presenting one of the films with a grant to aid its distribution in France.
Since 2005, the prize consists of €30,000 financed by the Groupama GAN Foundation.
|Year||English / International title||Original title||Director|
|1998||Killer||Tueur à gages||Darezhan Omirbaev (Kazakhstan)|
|1999||Beautiful People||Jasmin Dizdar (United Kingdom / Bosnia)|
|2000||Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her||Rodrigo García (Colombia)|
|2001||Boyhood Loves||Amour d'enfance||Yves Caumon (France)|
|2002||Blissfully Yours||สุดเสน่หา, S̄ud s̄aǹeh̄ā||Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)|
|2003||The Best of Youth||La meglio gioventù||Marco Tullio Giordana (Italy)|
|2004||Moolaadé||Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)|
|2005||The Death of Mr. Lazarescu||Moartea domnului Lăzărescu||Cristi Puiu (Romania)|
|2006||Luxury Car||江城夏日; Jiāng chéng xià rì; 'River City Summer Days'||Wang Chao (China)|
|2007||California Dreamin'||Cristian Nemescu (Romania)|
|2008||Tulpan||Sergey Dvortsevoy (Kazakhstan)|
|2009||Dogtooth||Κυνόδοντας (Kynodontas)||Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece)|
|2010||Hahaha||하하하||Hong Sang-soo (South Korea)|
|2011||Arirang||아리랑||Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)|
|Stopped on Track||Halt auf freier Strecke||Andreas Dresen (Germany)|
|2012||After Lucia||Después de Lucía||Michel Franco (Mexico)|
|2013||The Missing Picture||L'Image manquante||Rithy Panh (Cambodia)|
|2014||White God||Fehér isten||Kornél Mundruczó (Hungary)|
|2015||Rams||Hrútar||Grímur Hákonarson (Iceland)|
|2016||The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki||Hymyilevä mies||Juho Kuosmanen (Finland)|
|2017||A Man of Integrity||لِرد||Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran)|
|2018||Border||Gräns||Ali Abbasi (Sweden)|
|2019||The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão||A Vida Invisível||Karim Aïnouz (Brazil)|
|Year||English / Int. title||Original title||Recipient||Award|
|2000||Me You Them||Eu Tu Eles||Andrucha Waddington (Brazil)||Mention spéciale|
|2003||A Thousand Months||Mille mois||Faouzi Bensaidi (Morocco)||Prix le premier regard|
|Crimson Gold||Talaye Sorkh||Jafar Panahi (Iran)||Prix du jury|
|2004||Whisky||Juan Pablo Rebella & Pablo Stoll (Uruguay)||Prix du regard original|
|Earth and Ashes||Khakestar-o-khak||Atiq Rahimi (Afghanistan)||Prix du regard vers l'avenir|
|2005||Le filmeur||Alain Cavalier (France)||Prix de l'intimité|
|Delwende||S. Pierre Yameogo (Burkina Faso)||Prix de l'espoir|
|2006||Ten Canoes||Rolf de Heer (Netherlands, Australia)||Prix spécial du jury|
|The Way I Spent the End of the World||Cum mi-am petrecut sfârșitul lumii||Doroteea Petre (Romania)||Prix d'interprétation féminine|
|The Violin||El violín||Ángel Tavira (Mexico)||Prix d'interprétation masculine|
|Murderers||Meurtrières||Patrick Grandperret (France)||Prix du président du jury|
|2007||Actresses||Actrices||Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi (France - Italy)||Prix spécial du jury|
|The Band's Visit||Bikur Hatizmoret||Eran Kolirin (Israel)||Coup de cœur du jury|
|2008||Tokyo Sonata||Tōkyō sonata||Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan)||Prix du jury|
|Cloud 9||Wolke Neun||Andreas Dresen (Germany)||Coup de cœur du jury|
|Tyson||James Toback (United States)||Le K.O. du certain regard|
|Johnny Mad Dog||Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire (France)||Prix de l'espoir|
|2009||Police, Adjective||Polițist, adjectiv||Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania)||Prix du jury|
|No One Knows About Persian Cats||کسی از گربه های ایرانی خبر نداره|
Kasi az Gorbehaye Irani Khabar Nadareh
|Bahman Ghobadi (Iran)||Prix spécial du jury ex-aequo|
|Father of My Children||Le père de mes enfants||Mia Hansen-Løve (France)|
|2010||October||Octubre||Daniel Vega, Diego Vega (Peru)||Prix du jury|
|The Lips||Los Labios||Adela Sánchez, Eva Bianco, Victoria Raposo (Argentina)||Prix d’interprétation féminine|
|2011||Elena||Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia)||Prix spécial du jury|
|Goodbye||Be omid e didar||Mohammad Rasoulov (Iran)||Prix de la mise en scène|
|2012||Children of Sarajevo||Djeca||Aida Begić (Bosnia & Herzegovina)||Mention spéciale|
|Le Grand Soir||Gustave Kervern, Benoît Delépine (France)||Prix spécial du Jury|
|Laurence Anyways||Suzanne Clément (Canada)||Prix d'interprétation féminine|
|Our Children||À Perdre la Raison||Emilie Dequenne (Belgium)||Prix d'interprétation féminine|
|2013||Omar||Hany Abu-Assad (Palestine)||Prix spécial du jury|
|Stranger by the Lake||L'Inconnu du lac||Alain Guiraudie (France)||Prix de la mise en scène|
|The Golden Cage||La jaula de oro||Diego Quemada-Diez (Mexico)||Prix un talent certain pour l'ensemble des comédiens|
|Fruitvale Station||Ryan Coogler (United States)||Prix de l’avenir|
|2014||Force Majeure||Turist||Ruben Östlund (Sweden)||Prix du jury|
|The Salt of the Earth||Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado (Germany & Brazil)||Prix spécial du certain regard|
|Party Girl||Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis (France)||Prix d'ensemble|
|Charlie's Country||David Gulpilil (Australia)||Prix du meilleur acteur|
|2015||The High Sun||Zvizdan||Dalibor Matanic (Croatia)||Prix du Jury|
|Journey to the Shore||岸辺の旅 (Kishibe no Tabi)||Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan)||Prix de la mise-en-scene|
|Chauthi Koot||Gurvinder Singh (India)||Prix avenir prometteur|
|Masaan||Neeraj Ghaywan (India)|
|Nahid||Ida Panahandeh (Iran)|
|The Treasure||Comoara||Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania)||Prix un certain talent|
|2016||Harmonium||淵に立つ (Fuchi ni Tatsu)||Koji Fukada (Japan)||Prix du Jury|
|Captain Fantastic||Matt Ross (United States)||Prix de la mise-en-scène|
|The Stopover||Voir du pays||Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin (France)||Prix du meilleur scénario|
|The Red Turtle||La Tortue rouge||Michael Dudok de Wit (Netherlands)||Prix spécial du certain regard|
|2017||April's Daughter||Las Hijas de Abril||Michel Franco (Mexico)||Prix du Jury|
|Fortunata||Jasmine Trinca (Italy)||Prix d'interprétation féminine|
|Barbara||Mathieu Amalric (France)||Prix de la poésie du cinéma|
|Wind River||Taylor Sheridan (United States)||Prix de la mise-en-scène|
|2018||The Dead and the Others||Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos||João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora (Brazil and Portugal)||Prix du Jury|
|Girl||Victor Polster (Belgium)||Prix du meilleur acteur|
|Sofia||Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi (Belgium)||Prix du scénario|
|Donbass||Sergei Loznitsa (Ukraine)||Prix de la mise-en-scène|
|2019||Fire Will Come||O que arde||Oliver Laxe (Spain)||Prix du Jury|
|On a Magical Night||Chambre 212||Chiara Mastroianni (France)||Prix d'interprétation féminine|
|Beanpole||Дылда (Dylda)||Kantemir Balagov (Russia)||Prix du meilleur directeur|
|The Climb||Michael Angelo Covino |
|Coup De Coeur|
|Liberté||Albert Serra (Spain)||Prix spécial du jury|
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