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Quebec film wins screenplay prize at Cannes

Le Démantèlement, a movie by Quebec director Sebastien Pilote, has won one of the main prizes of sidebar program Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival.
Quebec director Sebastien Pilote, left, is shown with his star Gabriel Arcand at a Cannes event on Sunday. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Variety)

Le Démantèlement, a movie by Quebec director Sebastien Pilote, has won one of the main prizes of sidebar program Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film, which translates as The Dismantling, won the best screenplay prize today from the society for authors and dramatic composers, beating out six other films.

Distributor Entertainment One also announced that the film has attracted interest internationally, with deals reached in France, Switzerland, Greece and the Middle East.

Le Démantèlement, which is Pilote's second feature film, stars Gabriel Arcand as a man who sells his family farm to help his daughters, who have fallen on hard times. Critics Week focuses on new filmmaking talent.

Pilote wins 4,000 euros ($5,340 Cdn).

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