Saturday, 21 May 2016

SEBASTIEN LIFSHITZ WINS A (BELATED) QUEER PALM FOR THE LIVES OF THERESE


Goodness only knows what came over Julie Gayet's jury when it rewarded Xavier Dolan's Laurence Anyways over Sebastien Lifshitz's Les Invisibles for the Cannes Queer Palm four years ago. Rectification from Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, as their jury has overlooked Dolan's It's Only the End of the World - already the surprise winner of the Ecumenical Jury Prize anyway - in favour of Lifshitz's sequel-of-sorts to Les Invisibles, The Lives of Therese. Prejudging this decision as a perfect one.

Queer Palm
The Lives of Therese (Sebastien Lifshitz)

Queer Palm for Short Film
Gabber Lover (Anna Cazenave-Cambet)