South Korean suspense thriller “Sleep” won the grand prize at the 2024 Gérardmer International Film Festival.

South Korean suspense thriller “Sleep” won the grand prize at the 2024 Gérardmer International Film Festival.

After appearing several times at the Cannes Film Festival and at TIFF, Jason Yu's film finally wins an award at Gérardmer.

At its 31st edition, the Gérardé International Film Festival of Fantastic Films once again delighted its audience with a selection of macabre concerts, particularly distinguished by their diversity, modern themes and character. Jump scares Feel good enough to make you sleepless.

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But winners were needed, and the jury headed by author Bernard Werber has selected a Korean film that has been running at festivals since it was selected at Cannes in 2023: Sleeps Written by Jason Yoo Clearly, the team behind the award-winning film had a moving idea for Lee Sun Kyun, the lead performer SleepsHe died tragically last December.

In the other categories, the jury awarded a tie prize to the Portuguese film Amelia's children By Gabriel Abrantes and Waiting for the night Directed by French director Céline Roset. Another major triumph for French and feminist film, which necessarily echoes Julia Ducournau's Palme d'Or. Titanium In 2021.

Finally, the public and critics agreed to salute the works of Argentine director Demian Rogna, one of the pioneers of the Gerardmer House, who won two awards for When evil lurksthe shocking (and very bloody) film from the official competition.

Grand Jury Prize

  • Sleeps Written by Jason Yoo (South Korea)

Jury Prize

  • Amelia's children Written by Gabriel Abrantes (Portugal)
  • Waiting for the night Written by Céline Roset (France/Belgium)

Critics Award

  • When evil lurks Written by Demian Rogna (Argentina)

Audience Award

  • When evil lurks Written by Demian Rogna (Argentina)
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Greater Eastern Region Youth Jury Award

  • Sowing Written by Barnaby Clay (USA)

Grand Prize for Short Film

  • Transylvania Written by Rodrigue Huart (France)

The films selected in the official competition of the 31st Gérardé International Film Festival will be broadcast at the Cinémathèque française from January 31 to February 5.

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