After the atony of the vintage 2018, the 72nd edition of the Cannes film Festival has shone with all its lights since its opening, Tuesday, may 14. The jury chaired by Alejandro González Iñarritu has done in the face of hard choices. “But our decision on the palme d’or was unanimous,” said the oscar-winning director before granting the award’s flagship festival in the south Korean director Bong Joon-ho, and his supernatural thriller Parasite.
“I’m very inspired by the French cinema. And I owe a lot to Clouzot and Chabrol, explained in the preamble to the filmmaker. Parasite has been a special adventure. I was a child passionate of cinema, that is why I became a filmmaker. I am the first surprised to touch this price.” And then Bong Joon-ho, has asked his lead actor to take the floor. Worn by a mouth-to-mouth fabulous that has never faded, Parasite was a figure of favorite.
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The other serious contender for the palme d’or, the intimate Pain and Glory of Pedro Almodovar, pick up the award for best male actor for his starring Antonio Banderas. “I love Pedro, he is my mentor. We’ve done eight films. This award must be dedicated. To be an actor it is a big pain and sometimes nights of glory like tonight,” said, ravi, actor.
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The joy of Antonio Banderas in the eye and mischievous of the jury president Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu. VALERY HACHE/AFP
On the other hand, the film is the most awaited and hollywood of the competition, the glamour Once Upon A time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, is conspicuous by its absence. The blow of heart of the Figaro the elegiac A hidden life where Terrence Malick tells the story of the tragic fate of a conscientious objector austrian during the Second world War.
If the jury does not give a successor to Jane Campion, the only woman to have ever won the palme d’or, it is a credit to several directors. The Franco-Senegalese Mati Diop for his ghost in Atlantic , winner of the grand jury prize . “I think it is crazy to be with you. This is the great adventure of the cinema. Of one thing to another, everything switched for me. I’m here and at the same time down there in Senegal. I look forward to that you discover this film,” says the filmmaker in a speech often interrupted by emotion.
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As predicted its rise of the steps, Céline Sciamma is not left empty-handed. Crowned the award for the best screenplay to have sublimated the duo glow of Portrait of the girl on fire , Adèle Haenel, and Noémie Merlant. “Thanks to you, twelve years apart, I have seen the future”, hailed the winner.
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Céline Sciamma crowned for his “Portrait of the girl on fire.” ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS
The best actress , which escapes back to the English Emily Beecham, the heroine of the clinical and cleaving Little Joe by Jessica Hausner, which evokes a world of genetic manipulation. Very surprisingly, the actress stated that she forgot her toothbrush in her suitcase for the Cannes film festival.
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A prize ex-aequo policy and committed
emotional Moment, Viggo Mortensen, who delivers the prix de la mise en scene makes an homage to Agnès Varda, with whom he had shared a vol, “She said to me: “Tell, don’t show, you just need to give them the will to see””, ” remembers with emotion the actor. What are the Dardenne brothers, who went away with the distinction for their portrait of the radicalization of a teenager in The Young Ahmed . “This film shows a fanatic but it is an ode to life, openness to the world, to the difference, which is the mission of the 7th art, stressed the tandem.
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Ladj Ly is one of the winners of the jury prize for “Les Miserables”. ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS
not surprisingly, Michael Moore was attacked for criticizing Donald Trump. The american president “is the lie that allows us of other lies”. Then he gave the price of the jury ex-aequo very involved Les Misérables on police violence in the suburbs and the supernatural Bacurau of Brazilian Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho. Author of the film punch of the Croisette, Ladj Ly has thanked Thierry Frémaux and jury to have believed in his work, his band of faithful and the players.”Monfermeuil and The Groves, I do not forget where I come from. It is possible to from far away, without film school. My film brings to mind the links between the communities and the only enemy between its inhabitants and the police, it is misery. This price is for all the Wretched of this country.” The brazilian public, the producers of Bacurau have made a call in Portuguese. “We are working for the culture in Brazil, we need you!”.
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The first trophy to open the ball is the palme d’or-short film , awarded to The Distance Between The Sky And Us of the Greek Vasilis Kekatos. Then came the turn of the Camera d’or that rewards the best first film. The winner is: Cesar Diaz for Nuestras Madres screened as part of critics ‘ Week. The director dedicated his award to the victims of guatemala’s civil war. His father was part of it.
“It was very difficult to give as little rewards”
Before revealing the content of his name, Alejandro González Iñárritu had warned: “It has been a privilege to represent the jury. We spent hours to share as lovers of cinema. The selection was incredible . This has been very difficult to give as little rewards. And our prices do not reflect our opinions, our tastes . We hope that these films will remain. Only time will judge”. As suggested in his remarks, the jury awarded a special mention It Must Be Heaven , the fable of the Palestinian Elia Suleiman.
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Saturday morning, the mexican film-maker oscar-winning and jurors, among whom the young Elle Fanning, the movie’s director Paweł Pawlikowski and Yórgos Lánthimos or the cartoonist Enki Bilal, have made their mobile phone and gathered in a villa. The location is kept secret, and the house is protected visor, the police. Their mission? Put the seven mandated price in the game: the palme d’or, the grand prix, the prix de la mise en scene, of the jury, screenplay and acting awards for male and female. Free to them to advocate the creation of a special prize. One still remembers the one awarded two years ago, Nicole Kidman, headlining several works in the running and who had risen four-fold markets.
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The list can have only a single prize ex-aequo and this provision may not apply to the palme d’or. Another important point: a same film may only receive one award. However, the award for the best screenplay and the jury prize can be associated with a performance award, but only on special dispensation of the Festival’s president Pierre Lescure.
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The first list had fallen Friday
But some of the 21 films in competition already had reasons to celebrate. The price of the Queer Palm has been handed over to the Portrait of the girl on fire . The prix un certain regard went to invisible Life Euridice Gusmao Karim Aïnouz, the price interpretation, Chiara Mastroianni, to Chamber 212 of Christophe Honoré. The ecumenical prize was awarded to A hidden life , a portrait of a conscientious objector austrian during the Second world War by Terrence Malick. The Fipresci prize has distinguished It Must be heaven of the Palestinian Elia Suleiman.
If it does not exist as such, the trophy of the controversy is awarded ex aequo to the bronca against the palme d’or honorary ceremony to Alain Delon and the controversial Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo of sulphur Abdelatif Kechiche. The feature film is called “voyeurism free up to pornography”. The ubiquity of naked bodies female naked as well as a grueling stage of 13 minutes of cunnilingus have created the malaise on the Croisette.
list of Winners of the 72nd Cannes film Festival
Palme d’or Parasite of the South-Korean Bong Joon-ho
Grand prix Atlantic of the Franco-Senegalese Mati Diop
Prix du jury ex-aequo Les Misérables the French Ladj Ly, and Bacurau of the Brazilian Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
Prix de la mise en scene of The Belgians Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne for The Young Ahmed
best actor The Spaniard Antonio Banderas to Pain and glory Pedro Almodovar
best actress The Anglo-American Emily Beecham for Little Joe by Jessica Hausner
best screenplay Portrait of the girl on fire of the French Céline Sciamma
Mention spéciale du jury It must be heaven the Palestinian Elia Suleiman
Camera d’or Nuestras madres of the Guatemalan Cesar Diaz
Palme d’or-short film The distance between the sky and we of the Greek Vasilis Kekatos
special Mention of short film Monstruos Dios the Argentina Agustina San Martin