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Italian Jasmine Trinca wins actress award at Cannes

Italian Jasmine Trinca wins actress award at Cannes
 Alberto Pizzoli / AFP
 Jasmine Trinca e Sergio Castellitto (Afp)

Rome - Jasmine Trinca won the Best Actress award, in the section "Un certain regard", at the Cannes Film Festival, with Sergio Castellitto's film "Fortunata". She plays the leading role in the film which tells the story of a 30-year-old woman who raises her daughter by herself, living in a deprived suburb in Rome, as she dreams of a better life. "I am dedicating this prize to my mother and my daughter," said the Italian actress.

Film director Castellitto said he is "happy and proud". The jury panel of the section, presided over by Uma Thurman, gave the Best Film award to "Lerd" by Iranian Mohammad Rasulof. The Best Director award went to US-born Taylor Sheridan for "Wind River", which was dedicated to Natives Americans. The Jury Prize was won by Mexican Michel Franco for his film "April's Daughter". French actor and director Mathieu Amalric, was awarded the Poetry and Creativity prize, with his film "Barbara".