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July 17, 2021

CANNES 2021: THE COMPLETE AWARDS

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101_0155COMPETITION

Palme d’Or: “Titane”

Grand Prix

TIE: Asghar Farhadi, “A Hero” AND Juho Kuosmanen’s “Compartment No. 6”

Best Director

Leos Carax, “Annette”

Best Actor

Caleb Landry Jones, “Nitram”

Best Actress  

Renate Reinsve, “The Worst Person in the World”

Jury Prize

TIE: Nadav Lapid “Ahed’s Knee” AND Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Memoria”

Best Screenplay 

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, ”Drive My Car”

Camera d’Or

”Murina,” Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

Short Films Palme d’Or 

“All the Crows in the World,” Tang Yi

Short Films Special Mention

“August Sky,” Jasmin Tenucci

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UN CERTAIN REGARD

Un Certain Regard Award

“Unclenching the Fists,” Kira Kovalenko

Jury Prize

“Great Freedom,” Sebastian Meise

Prize for Ensemble Performance

“Bonne Mere,” Hafsia Herzi

Prize for Courage

“La Civil,” Teodora Ana Mihai

Prize for Originality

“Lamb,” Valdimar Johannsson

Special Mention

“Prayers for the Stolen,” Tatiana Huezo

CANNES VIEW

DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT

Europa Cinemas Label: “A Chiara,” Jonas Carpignano

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize

“Magnetic Beats,” Vincent Maël Cardona

CRITICS’ WEEK

Nespresso Grand Prize

“Feathers,” Omar El Zohairy

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize

Elie Grappe and Raphaëlle Desplechin, “Olga”

GAN Foundation Award for Distribution

Elie Grappe and Raphaëlle Desplechin, “Zero Fucks Given”

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award

Sandra Melissa Torres, “Amparo”

CINÉFONDATION

First Prize: “The Salamander Child,” Theo Degen

Second Prize: “Salamander,” Yoon Daewoon

Third Prize

TIE: “Love Stories on the Move”, Carina-Gabriela Dasoveanu AND “Cantareira,” Rodrigo Ribeyro

Queer Palme

"The Divide"

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July 01, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — FUTURA —Marcello / Munzi / Rohrwacher

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyFUTURA

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"Futura is a truly collective work, where collectiveness is at the service of a whole project. It explores what boys and girls from 15 to 20 think about the future, through a series of interviews filmed during a long journey across Italy. It is a portrait of the country, as seen through the eyes of a group of teens who talk about the places they live in, their dreams, expectations, desires and fears."

Pietro Marcello on Martin Eden, Transposing Jack London to Italy, and the  Rossellini Method

"Born in 1976, Pietro Marcello studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, before directing his first films. He was selected and awarded at numerous international festivals. La bocca del lupo (2009) was awarded at the Berlinale. In 2019, Luca Marinelli was awarded the Coppa Volpi for his role in Martin Eden."

Francesco Munzi to Direct Crime Thriller for Studio 8 (Exclusive) – The  Hollywood Reporter

"Born in 1969, after studying political science, Francesco Munzi graduated in directing from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. Saimir, his first film, was awarded in Venice. His next films were presented in many international festivals."

Alice Rohrwacher • Director - Cineuropa

"Alice Rohrwacher graduated from the University of Turin in Literature and Philosophy. At the age of 29, she directed her first film, Corpo Celeste, presented at the Directors’ Fortnight. It was followed by Le meraviglie, grand prix du Jury in Cannes and Lazzaro felice, prize for screenplay in Cannes in 2018."

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June 29, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: OUT OF COMPETITION — THE VELVET UNDERGROUND —Todd Haynes

Disney & Pixar's 'Inside Out' to Make World Premiere at the 68th Annual Cannes  Film Festival - DAPs Magic

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

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"The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock ’n’ roll’s most revered bands."

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"Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes, “The Velvet Underground” shows just how the group became a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions: the band is both of their time, yet timeless; literary yet realistic; rooted in high art and street culture."

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"The film features in-depth interviews with the key players of that time combined with a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art that creates an immersive experience into what founding member John Cale describes as the band's creative ethos: “how to be elegant and how to be brutal.”"

Screen Shot 2021-06-29 at 4.07.18 PMTodd Haynes: 'All my movies are critical and financial disappointments  initially'Todd Haynes

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