In the wake of glowing reviews following its world premiere on May 17, French director Jeremy Clapin’s feature debut I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps) has been crowned with the Nespresso Grand prize, the top award at the 58th annual Cannes Critics’ Week sidebar.
Clapin’s film about a severed hand on a quest to return to its body has been hailed for its visual poetry and existential themes. I Lost My Body was the only animated selection out of seven features in competition in this particular section.
The jury that awarded Clapin’s film was comprised of Oscar-nominated Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra, French-British actress Amira Casar, Danish producer Marianne Slot, Belgian-Congolese journalist Dija Mambu and Italian director Jonas Carpignano. In addition to the prize, Nespresso will award 15,000 euros to Clapin.