Eldorado (2008): Belgian Bouli Lanner’s Road Movie Wins Top Awards

Cannes Film Fest 2008–Honoring three acclaimed films, the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) announced awards Saturday for “Delta,” “Hunger” and “Eldorado.”
FIPRESCI plaudits go to one outstanding film in Cannes Competition, Un Certain Regard and either Directors’ Fortnight or Critics’ Week.

Hungarian helmer Kornel Mandruzco’s fourth feature, Competition contender “Delta” portrays an incestuous siblings relationship played out to tragedy in the wilds of a river delta.

Creating a buzz even before it was officially selected to open Un Certain Regard, “Hunger,” the British debut by Steve McQueen about a 1981 IRA hunger strike, was one of the titles acquired by IFC for U.S. distribution.

An off-beat road movie through Belgium, Belgian Bouli Lanner’s Eldorado already grabbed two sponsors’ prizes in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight- the French government’s Regards Jeunes and Europa Cinemas awards.