MONTREAL — The French film "Betty Blues" by director Jean-Jacques Beineix, who made the hit thriller "Diva," has won the Grand Prize at the 10th annual Montreal World Film Festival.
The movie's star, actor Jean-Hughes Anglade, accepted the award at closing ceremonies Monday night. The film's French title is "37.2 Le Matin," which means 37.2 degrees (normal body temperature on the Celsius scale) in the morning.
An international jury named Polish-born Krystyna Janda best actress for her role in the West German film "Laputa," while Dennis Hopper took the best actor award for his part in American director David Lynch's movie "Blue Velvet."
Spanish director Carlos Saura received a special award for his trilogy of flamenco dance films, "Blood Wedding," "Carmen" and "Love the Magician."