Sandra Melissa Torres’ star is on the rise…
Cannes Film Festival organizers have begun announcing prizes ahead of the main closing ceremony on Saturday night, with the Latina actress among the honorees.
Parallel section Critics’ Week, celebrating its 60th edition, is up first with Torres receiving the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award.
Torres picked up the award for her work in Amparo by Simón Mesa Soto. She plays a single mother struggling to free her teenage son after he is drafted by the army and assigned to a war zone.
Former Palme d’Or winner Cristian Mungui chaired the Critics’ Week jury for its 60th anniversary this year.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Prizes of the Jury
Nespresso Grand Prize
Feathers, dir: Omar El Zohairi
Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award
Sandra Melissa Torres in Amparo
Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for Short Film
Duo Li (Lili Alone), dir: Zou Jing
Gan Foundation Award for Distribution
Condor (Rien A Foutre)
Elie Grappe and Raphaëlle Desplechin for Olga
Canal+ Award for Short Film
Brutalia, Days of Labour, dir: Manolis Mavris