Silverstein’s Bull wins top prize at Deauville

16 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The American Film Festival in Deauville, France, awarded its top prize to Annie Silverstein’s 'Bull', jury president Catherine Deneuve announced on Saturday.

Silverstein’s first full-length feature, which was also selected for the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes film festival in May, was awarded Deauville’s Grand Prize, as well as the festival’s Critics Award and the Louis Roederer Fondation Revelation Prize, report agencies.

The film “paints an extremely fair and disturbing picture of Donald Trump’s America, America abandoned by its policies whether in school or in health,” said actress Anna Mouglalis, head of the Revelation jury.

Bull tells the story of 14-year-old Kris from Houston, Texas, who after trashing her neighbour’s house in a fit of youthful defiance, seems destined to follow in her mother’s footsteps to the state penitentiary.