Man of Integrity, A (2017): Iranian Film Wins Top Prize of Certain Regard

Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof’s A Man of Integrity won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at 2017 the Cannes Film Fest.

The award was presented by this year’s Un Certain Regard jury president Uma Thurman, heading a panel that also included filmmakers Joachim Lafosse and Mohamed Diab, actor Reda Kateb and Karlovy Vary fest director Karel Och.

Other prizewinners included U.S. writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s Sundance-premiered debut feature Wind River and actor-filmmaker Mathieu Amalric’s section opener Barbara.

The full list of Un Certain Regard winners is as follows:

Un Certain Regard Award: “A Man of Integrity,” Mohammad Rasoulof

Best Director: Taylor Sheridan, “Wind River”

Jury Prize: Michel Franco, “April’s Daughter”

Jury Award for Performance: Jasmine Trinca, “Fortunata”

Special Award for Poetry of Cinema: Mathieu Amalric, “Barbara”