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Adam Elliot's Memoir of a Snail wins Cristal award at Annecy
June 17, 2024

Adam Elliot's Memoir of a Snail wins Cristal award at Annecy

The 2024 edition of Annecy concluded with the main prize for best feature film won by Australian filmmaker Adam Elliot.
"Life isn't about looking backwards, Gracie, it's about living forwards."

These are the words that describe one of the scenes of Memoir of a Snail, the latest work by the Australian Adam Elliot, winner of the Oscar in 2004 for the short Harvie Krumpet and author of the feature film Mary and Max which debuted at Sundance in 2009 and won the Cristal award in Annecy.

Concluding last weekend, the Annecy Festival awarded Elliot's stop-motion dark dramedy about a lonely, snail-obsessed hoarder - voiced by Succession star Sarah Snook.

Here the trailer:

The Jury Award, the Audience Award and the Award for Best Music were won by Flow [news], a new feature film by < b>Gints Zilbalodis (Away).

Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window [news], the anime adaptation by Shinnosuke Yakuwa of the memoirs of Japanese TV star Tetsuko Kuroyanagi won the Paul Grimault honorary award.

Sultana's Dream by Isabel Herguera won the Grand Prix in the Contrechamp section, while the stop-motion film Living Large by the Czech director Kristina Dufkovą won the Jury Prize of the section.

Among the special prizes, in the VR category were awarded Emperor by Marion Burger and Ilan Cohen and Gargoyle Doyle by Ethan Shaftel.

The "City of Annecy" award was given to the Italian director Margherita Giusti for her short film The Meatseller, with the story of a young Nigerian woman on a harrowing journey towards 'Italy as she chases her dream of following in her mother's footsteps and becoming a meat seller.

For the television productions section, the Cristal Prize was awarded to The Drifting Guitar by Sophie Roze, while the Jury Prize for Best Series was awarded to the France-Luxembourg My Life in Versailles "Versailles Ghost".

[ Fra - source The Hollywood Reporter ]
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