Un Certain Regard 2019 presented 18 films in competition. 9 of them were first films. The Opening film was LA FEMME DE MON FRÈRE by Monia Chokri.
Under the presidency of Nadine Labaki (director and actress, Lebanon), the Jury was comprised of Marina Foïs (actress, France), Nurhan Sekerci-Porst (producer, Germany), Lisandro Alonso (director, Argentina) and Lukas Dhont (director, Belgium).
“The Jury would like to express the great pleasure we had diving into the diversity of this selection. This on many levels: on the subjects, on the way cinematic tools were used and on the portayal of its characters. It was very stimulating to have seen, side by side, filmmakers that master their langage so well and others still finding their way to mastery. It was a nice surprise to see 9 first features in the Un Certain Regard Official Selection. We were honored to be transported into all these different universes.
World cinema remains very much alive and in good shape!”