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Sundance winner Whiplash won the Grand Prize in Deauville Saturday night, awarded by the jury including incoming Cannes president Pierre Lescure and legendary French directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Claude Lelouch, Andre Techine and Costa-Gavras.

The drumming drama from director Damien Chazelle, which received a long standing ovation at its screening, also won the audience award for favorite film of the festival.

Chazelle said that receiving the prize was a special honor from the jury stacked with Oscar, Cesar and Palme d’Or winners.

“I feel like Deauville has taken a little piece of me, mostly my money at the casino, but this makes up for it,” said star Miles Teller, adding that this is his first trip to Europe.


September 14, 2014BelleNo Comments
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