67th Festival de Cannes 2014

14.05.2014 to 25.05.2014
Ecumenical Jury Cannes 2014

© Daniel Beguin

The Ecumenical Jury 2014 in front of the Festival Palace, from left: Jacques Champeaux, María José Martinez Ordonez, Kristine Greenaway, Guido Convents, Julia Helmke, Hervé Giraud

The Ecumenical Jury at the 67th Festival de Cannes (May 14-25, 2014), appointed by INTERFILM and SIGNIS, has awarded its Prize to TIMBUKTU by Abderrahmane Sissako, France/Mauretania, 2014. In addition, the Jury awards two Commendations to THE SALT OF EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, France 2014, and to HERMOSA JUVENTUD by Jaime Rosales, Spain/France 2014, both in the programme of Un Certain Regard. The winner of the Palm d'Or is the Turkish competition entry WINTER SLEEP by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

This year, the Ecumenical Jury celebrated its 40th anniversary. On this occasion, SIGNIS and INTERFILM published a booklet looking back to the jury history: 40 ans de cinéma à travers les prix du Jury.

France 2 at the end of the festival broadcasted a one hour TV programme dedicated to the film commitment of the churches.

LINKS: Festival Website | Website of the Ecumenical Jury

Awards of the Ecumenical jury

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This film tells the story of the life and dignified resistance of men and women in Timbuktu who seek to live according to their culture and traditions while at the same time integrating modern communication media. The film is a strong yet nuanced denunciation of an extremist interpretation of religion.
The Ecumenical Jury Prize honours the film’s high artistic achievement and its humour and restraint. While offering a critique of intolerance, the film draws attention to the humanity inherent in each person.

Abderrahmane Sissako: Timbuktu - Trailer

The Salt of the Earth

This documentary masterpiece about photographer Sebastião Salgado is a compelling testimony of our time and a reflection of the human condition worldwide that shows the possibility of hope for humankind.

Wim Wenders, Juliaono Ribeiro Salgado: The Salt of Earth - Trailer

Beautiful Youth
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A young Spanish couple with a baby seeks to survive the currrent crisis. This documentary-style fiction shows us men and women seeking to make choices when confronted with situations that undermine their personal dignity.

More about the festival

Jury member Kristine Greenaway comments on the jury decisions
Australian film Critic and former OCIC and SIGNIS president Peter Malone comments on the awards of the Ecumenical Juries in Cannes of the past 15 years
In 1974 an Ecumenical Jury met in Cannes for the first time. It awarded Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s “Fear Eats the Soul”. This year, forty years later, the jury celebrates its anniversary by giving a Special Award to the Brothers Dardenne.