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"The Measure of a Man" wins SIGNIS Prize for Best European Film 2015

Monday 28 March 2016, by SIGNIS

The Measure of a Man (La loi de marché) wins SIGNIS Prize for Best European Film 2015

The Measure of a Man (La loi de marché) directed by Stéphane Brizé (France) is the winner of the SIGNIS Prize for Best European Film 2015, offered by the European region of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication.

The Measure of a Man is the story of a man looking for work who experiences the harsh logic of a market economy that crushes individuals and puts them in competition with each other. Faced with an acute moral dilemma, the protagonist shows, with great simplicity, that is always possible to refuse to accept what too often passes as normal.

The film was an official selection at the Cannes Festival in 2015 where it obtained a commendation from the Ecumenical Jury and Vincent Lindon won the prize for best actor. At the Festival of Mar del Plata in Argentina, where the film was in international competition, the SIGNIS Jury gave it a commendation.

Mia Madre by Nanni Moretti (Italy),winner of the Ecumenical Prize at the last Cannes Festival, took the runner up spot. In third place was Son of Saul (Saul Fila) by László Nemes (Hungary/France).

SIGNIS Europe has members in 23 countries and is one of the six regions of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication. Every year since 2008 SIGNIS Europe has awarded a prize for the best European film of the year. The purpose of this prize is to promote and to create interest for those European films which emerge because of their cinematographic quality as well as for the value of the theme in the film.

The winning film was chosen by SIGNIS Europe national members after two voting rounds. SIGNIS awards and reviews can be found on the SIGNIS website www.signis.net

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