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‘World of Tomorrow,’ ‘Dark Heart,’ ‘About Sasha’ Named Best Shows

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Netflix and Arte’s musical present “Le Monde de Demain” (“The World of Tomorrow”) took the highest prize within the Worldwide Competitors of tv competition Sequence Mania on the occasion’s awards ceremony Friday.

The collection, created by Katell Quillévéré, Hélier Cisterne – each additionally directing – Vincent Poymiro and David Elkaïm, takes a take a look at the start of the French hip-hop motion within the Nineteen Eighties. Made with the collaboration of Laurent Rigoulet and the participation of Kool Shen, JoeyStarr and DJ Détonateur S, it was described by the organizers as “a private chronicle a few Parisian suburban youth reaching maturity, claiming its personal house in a brand new France, a rustic to reinvent.”

Within the appearing classes, Michelle De Swarte was seen for her position within the U.Ok.’s “The Child,” produced by Sky, HBO and OCS, whereas Israeli actor Yehuda Levi impressed the jurors along with his efficiency in “Fireplace Dance,” a Sure TV, Firma Productions and Kuma Studios manufacturing about an 18-year-old woman falling for a much-older married son of their ultra-Orthodox group’s chief.

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“The Child”
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“He needed to be charismatic in a manly approach,” helmer Rama Burshtein-Shai advised Selection forward of the collection’ premiere.

“Levi, a really large star right here in Israel, is so proficient. He is ready to be many issues, suddenly. He’s seductive, he needs energy and he fights it, he loves girls and stays away from them. That’s how I like my characters – I need them to have all of it, as a result of we even have all of it,” she mentioned.

Swedish thriller “The Darkish Coronary heart,” co-created by Gustav Möller and Oskar Söderlund, and that includes rising star Gustav Lindh, quickly to be seen in “The Northman,” triumphed within the Worldwide Panorama. The Particular Jury Prize went to “Sunshine Eyes.”

Within the French competitors, “Chair Tendre” (“About Sasha”) – listed amongst Selection’s Sequence Mania buzz titles and recounting the turmoil of an intersex high-schooler hoping for a recent begin – took the highest prize.

Whereas Axel Granberger took finest actor for his flip in “Papillons Noirs” (“Black Butterflies”), finest actress went to the dynamic lead trio from musical “Reusss” (“Sisters”): Inès Ouchaaou, Charlie Loiselier and Assa Sylla. Sylla debuted in Céline Sciamma’s “Girlhood” in 2014 and has since starred within the French model of “Skam,” additionally alongside Loiselier.

The jury additionally seen the retro-infused soundtrack of a playful tackle spy tales and exercise “Toutouyoutou” (“The Aerobics Challenge”), courtesy of Clément Doumic, Antoine Wilson and Sébastien Wolf from the band “Feu! Chatterton.”

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“Fireplace Dance”
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“Vikings” creator Michael Hirst, presenting his new present “Billy the Child” within the Worldwide Competitors, was celebrated as this 12 months’s visitor of honor alongside Nathalie Baye, “Sport of Thrones” alumni Aidan Gillen and Mathieu Kassovitz and Isabelle Nanty, who acted alongside one another in 2001 smash “Amélie.”

This 12 months’s occasion unspooled simply six months after the final version, which was postponed as a result of pandemic.

“It was a nightmare, producing one other occasion six months after the final version, however we couldn’t have completed in any other case. We had to return to our common March time slot,” founder and basic director Laurence Herszberg advised Selection, praising her “devoted” group.

“Sequence Mania is profitable as a result of now we have a broad overview of all the things that has been produced, we all know what’s attention-grabbing and what’s a brand new pattern. We watched 330 collection and we realized that this 12 months’s version was actually having a look at our actuality and political topics,” she added, mentioning the likes of the closing title “Oussekine,” Disney Plus’ providing based mostly on a real story of an Algerian pupil, killed by a policeman, and Baltimore-set HBO’s “We Personal the Metropolis” by “The Wire’s” David Simon and George Pelecanos.

Additionally praising lighter fare, from “Magpie Murders” to “Landscapers” with Olivia Colman, and Hirst’s recent tackle the legend of Billy the Child. “The present is simply superb. I’ve by no means seen this story proven fairly like that,” she mentioned.

Herszberg additionally celebrated “particular” French collection. “We have been all the time telling French producers and broadcasters: ‘Take dangers. Check out our society, use extra non-white characters.’ After so a few years of repeating that, we lastly bought such attention-grabbing reveals. We had a French present on the opening [‘Standing Up’] and a French present on the closing. It has by no means occurred, as a result of we’re a global competition, however we simply needed to acknowledge that French choices have been particularly good this 12 months.”

Sequence Mania unspooled from March 18-25 in Lille, France.

The complete record of awards have been as follows:

Grand Prize: “The World of Tomorrow”
Finest Actress: Michelle De Swarte in “The Child”
Finest Actor: Yehuda Levi in “Fireplace Dance”

Finest Sequence Award: “The Darkish Coronary heart”
Particular Jury Prize: “Sunshine Eyes”
Particular Point out: “The Responder”

Finest Sequence Award: “Funeral for a Canine”

Finest Sequence Award: “Chair Tendre”
Finest Actress: Inès Ouchaaou, Charlie Loiselier and Assa Sylla in “Reusss”
Finest Actor: Axel Granberger in “Papillons Noirs”
Finest Music: Clément Doumic, Antoine Wilson, Sébastien Wolf from the group Feu! Chatterton for “Toutouyoutou”

Finest Comedy Award: “Bloody Murray”
Particular Point out: “Guests”

Finest Sequence Award: “Float”
Particular Point out: “6.30 PM, New Season”
Viewers Award: “The Beginning of Daniel F. Harris”


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