The film Noémie dit oui, by Quebec director Geneviève Albert, won the Valois Prize for Francophone students at the of the closing ceremony of the 15th edition of the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival, Sunday evening. The main actress of the feature film, Kelly Depeault, also distinguished herself by receiving a special mention from the jury for her “exceptional” performance as a 15-year-old teenager trapped in the vicious circle of juvenile prostitution. .
The French film Les Pires won the Valois de Diamant, awarded to the best film in the competition. Note that Quebec filmmaker Sébastien Pilote (Maria Chapdelaine) was part of the jury, chaired this year by French actor André Dussollier.
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