'Juno' triumphs at Alpe d'Huez fest


PARIS -- Jason Reitman's "Juno" secured the grand prize at the 11th Alpe d'Huez Comedy Festival, which wrapped in the Gallic ski town Sunday night.

A jury presided by Gallic actor and funnyman Fabrice Luchini and featuring thesps Gilles Lellouche, Thierry Fremont and Julie Ferrier, gave its special jury prize to Dany Boon's cultural differences comedy "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" about a postal worker.

The event's "Young Jury" headed by actress Marilou Berri and composed of film students, also bestowed its top prize on "Ch'tis."

Pascale Arbillot nabbed the best actor award for his role in Lea Fazer's couples comedy "What if..."

U.S. actor Robert Davi was given the "Prix Coup de Coeur" for his first turn in the director's chair "The Dukes."

The six-day event, the only such comedy festival in France, closed with Fabien Onteniente's "Disco" starring Gerard Depardieu, Emmanuelle Beart and Franck Dubosc.