'Goodbye Gary' tops Critics Week

Film wins grand prize at Cannes sidebar

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CANNES -- Nassim Amaouche's "Goodbye Gary" received a warm welcome from international critics Friday night when the film took home the top prize at the 48th annual Critics Week Festival de Cannes sidebar.

The French title about a father and son was awarded the Critics Week Grand Prize. The film was produced by Les Films A4 and StudioCanal, whic will release the film in Gaul in July.

Caroline Strubbe's "Lost Persons Area" won the SACD Prize for best screenwriter. Shahram Alidi's Kurdish drama "Whisper With the Wind" won several prizes, including the CCAS (Main Fund of Social Activities) and ACID (Association of Independent Cinema for its Distribution) cash prize, the Ofaj/TV5Monde prize given by French and German high school students, plus the Regards Jeunes Prize awarded by young cinephiles.