'Hahaha' takes Un Certain Regard prize

'October' and 'The Lips' also receive kudos at Cannes

CANNES -- South Korean director Hong Sangsoo's "Hahaha" laughed its way through the Festival de Cannes' Un Certain Regard awards on Saturday, taking the top prize from the Fondation Groupama Gan.

"Hahaha" follows two men who meet by chance in Canada and share travel stories then realize they've met the same people along the way.

A jury presided by Claire Denis saw 19 films from 21 directors hailing from 19 different countries in the Un Certain Regard category.

The Jury Prize went to Peruvian brothers Daniel and Diego Vega for their film "October." The prize for the best performance in the sidebar went to the actresses of Ivan Fund and Santiago Loza's "The Lips," Adela Sanchez, Eva Bianco and Victoria Raposo.
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