Tyro helmer Lea Fehner will pick up the Michel d’Ornano prize for her film “Qu’un seul tienne et les autres suivront” at the Deauville American Film Festival in France on Sept. 13.
Supported by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, the prize is awarded by a jury of Anglo-American film scribes and recognizes the achievements of a first-time French director.
Roughly translated as “If only one can hold on, the others will follow,” pic is a tale of crossed destinies in a prison visiting room. Producer Rezo Prods. also distributes in Gaul, where pic bows on Sept. 30.