‘The Strange Ones,’ ‘Jean of the Joneses,’ ‘Etoiles Restantes’ Win Prizes at 6th Champs-Elysees Film Festival | Variety

PARIS– “The Strange Ones,” the mystery thriller starring Alex Pettyfer, Stella Meghie’s biting comedy drama “Jean of the Joneses’ and Loïc Paillard’s feature debut “Les etoiles restantes” won the top prizes at the sixth edition of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival.

Directed by Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff, “The Strange Ones” won the American Independent Jury Prize. The movie previously won South by Southwest’s special jury award for Breakthrough Performance for James Freedson-Jackson.

The American Independent Jury’s special mention went to “Jean of the Joneses,” which opened at South by Southwest and played Toronto. “Jean of the Joneses,” a portrait of squabbling Jamaican-American family, also won the Audience Award for an American Feature Film as well as Variety’s Coup de Coeur Award.

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