White God wins Un Certain Regard honour at Cannes Film Festival

Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo’s dog drama White God has been named the winner of the coveted Un Certain Regard honour at the Cannes International Film Festival in France. Party Girl and Charlie’s Country also won acting prizes, while Wim Wenders picked up a documentary prize for his new movie The Salt of the Earth, about the life of co-director Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s photographer father.

The jury prize in the Un Certain Regard category went to Ruben Ostlund’s Force Majeure. Meanwhile, French director Thomas Cailley’s debut Love at First Sight (Les Combattants) was the toast of the Directors’ Fortnight awards on Friday (23May14). The film picked up the Art Cinema Award and the Society of Authors and Composers prize, which is awarded to a French-language film.

The movie was also named the recipient of the Europa Cinemas Award. Cannes’ Palme d’Or and other top prizes will be awarded on Saturday night (24May14) during the closing ceremony at the Palais des Festivals.