The Argentinean film Los dueños / The Owners (pictured), the directorial debut by Agustín Toscano and Ezequiel Radusky received a Special Jury Mention in the competition of the 52nd edition of the Critics' Week parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival.
Starring Rosario Bléfari and German de Siva, the film tells the story of Sergio, who works in a estate in Argentina’s northern region with his family. When their employers aren’t home, they occupy the main house and emulate the life of the owners. Pia, the eldest daughter of the owner, arrives at the estate with the intention of staying a few days until her father’s marriage.
The jury composed by Portuguese director Miguel Gomes, film programmers Dennis Lim and Neil Young, and journalists Alin Tasciyan and Alex Vicente gave the top award to the Italian mafia thriller Salvo by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza. Last year, the film Aquí y Allá by Antonio Méndez Esparza won the top prize at Critics' Week.