Fleur Pellerin, Minister of Culture and Communication, sends his sincere congratulations to Romain Paul, winner of the Marcello Mastroianni Prize awarded on the occasion of the Venice Mostra.

Romain Paul plays in Alix Delaporte’s film The Last Blow of the Hammer, a 13-year-old boy who, faced with his mother’s severe illness and the absence of his father, has no choice but to take charge of his own destiny.

Moving throughout the film, he appears in turn worthy, courageous, catchy, serious. It was this early talent for interpretation that the jury of this 71th The European Union’s New York City Summit.