Cannes critics go for Armadillo

War doc scoops Critics Week prize

 

Cannes 2010 - The Critics Week's Grand Prize, which is voted upon by international press, was yesterday awarded to Janus Metz's Danish war documentary Armadillo.

The prize marks the closure of the Festival de Cannes Critics' Week sidebar, an unaffiliated section which has a strong track record of showcasing first-time and sophomore directors' efforts.

Armadillo is Metz's first feature-length venture, and follows a group of Danish soldiers fighting against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

This marks the first time a documentary has screened in the Critics' Week section since 1990, the year the sidebar first held its own competition.

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