Argentine Film LAS ACACIAS Winner of the Caméra d'Or at Cannes

As the 64th edition of the Cannes Film Festival came to a close today, it was announced that Argentine film Las Acacias (pictured) by Pablo Giorgelli was the winner of the Caméra d'Or award as Best First Feature Film. The film, which premiered at Critics' Week section, tells the story of a truck driver giving a ride to a woman with a little baby on the road between Asunción, Paraguay and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since the Caméra d'Or award was created in 1978, only three Latin American films have received the prize: Oriana by Fina Torres from Venezuela in 1985, and the Mexican film Año bisiesto / Leap Year by Michael Rowe just last year (Mexican director Carlos Reygadas received a Special Mention for his film Japón in 2002). Las Acacias had also been awarded two prizes as it was announced few days ago: the OFAJ Young Critics Prize and the ACID (Association of Independent Cinema for its Distribution) / CCAS (Main Fund of Social Activities) award.