“Partisan”, a Swedish thriller with a mysterious atmosphere that begins with the song of the same name by Leonard Cohen, won the award for the best series at the Canneseries Festival on Wednesday, which also dedicated all the actors and actresses in the series to Dutch-Belgian “Red Light.” “with a special interpretation prize.
The series festival has managed to keep its third edition from October 9-14 in Cannes despite the health context, while many events have been canceled. This year there was no question of specifying the number of visitors (last year the festival attracted 25,000 people), because with the limited measuring devices in the projection rooms, the goal was not to fill up with spectators, but to “keep that” Link, explains the Manager. “We are proving that it is possible to hold an event,” he greets.
Thanks to the Canneseries studio, celebrities who had stayed in their country, especially American stars, were able to give remote interviews, while festival goers who couldn’t get to Cannes could discover the series in the Canneseries Live platform competition, a model that other festivals exactly do watch for inspiration, he says. The graduation ceremony took place in the presence of the team from the series “Ten Percent”, whose first episodes of the fourth season were broadcast in the preview.
Actress Sigourney Weaver, a distinguished guest on the French series, remotely awarded the “Le Parisien Audience Award” to Franck Gastambide’s “Validé” series, which is broadcast on Canal + after an online vote. “Partisan”, the winning series, is the last project of the Lebanese-Swedish actor Fares Fares (“Confidential Cairo”, “Chernobyl”, “Western World” …), who plays the main role, who produces and co-writes a. It plays Johnny, a lonely character who integrates a closed, organic farming community, Jordnära, as a truck driver. “My character is discovering this new world that doesn’t really look like it at first glance,” he explains in a video presentation of the series. As he enters this disturbing green community, two teenage girls, Nicole and Maria, are caring for foster children who spend their summers there. He will quickly suspect the existence of human trafficking. The “Red Light” series, which explores the world of prostitution, including actress Carice Van Houten who plays the character of Melisandre in the “Game of Thrones” series, won the Interpretation Award and the brand new award. High school students. This series, co-created by Carice Van Houten and Halina Reij, tells the story of three women trapped in the world of prostitution and human trafficking in Amsterdam and Antwerp. The Russian actress Polina Maksimova was awarded the prize for the best screenplay for “257 Reasons to Live”, while the French Arnaud Malherbe and Marion Festraëts were awarded the prize for the best screenplay for Moloch (Arte). Ten series were in competition: the Norwegian “Atlantic Crossing”, the Swedish “Top Dog” and “Partisan”, the Finnish “Man in Room 301”, the Russian comedy “257 Reasons to Live”, the Israeli “Losing Alice”, “Red Light”, the British comedy “Truth Seekers” and the French “Moloch” and “Cheyenne et Lola”. The 2020 jury consisted of the actresses Laëtitia Eïdo (“Fauda”), Roxane Mesquida (“Now Apocalypse”) and Caroline Proust (“Engrenages”), the actor Grégory Fitoussi (“La Garçonne”) and the composer Randy Kerber (“The Eddy “) and the director Jean-Pascal Zadi (” Simply black “). (Belga / Belga)