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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 03, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — YONG AN ZHEN GU SHI JI —Wei Shujun

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyYONG AN ZHEN GU SHI JI

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"A film crew arrives in the remote town of Yong’an. "

"The fresh air they bring in spreads ripples in the heart of Gu, the owner of a local restaurant. She dreams of another life. "

"Movie star Chen is back in her hometown; she expects to revisit her childhood friends and good old days."

"An endless debate persists between the director and the writer, revolving from cinema to life. Shooting must start, although consensus is never reached."

Shujun WEI - Festival de Cannes 2021

"Born in Beijing, Shujun Wei started his career as an actor at 14 years old. He completed a master’s degree at the Communication University of China. His film credits include On the Border (short film, Cannes Film Festival, Special Mention at Competition) and Striding into the Wind (Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection 2020)."

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SPOTLIGHT ON CANNES 2021: DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT — THE SOUVENIR PART II —Joanna Hogg

Cannes' Directors' Fortnight Unveils Lineup of 2021 Edition - VarietyTHE SOUVENIR PART II

Picturehouse Entertainment takes 'The Souvenir Part II' for UK-Ireland  (exclusive) | News | Screen

"Julie, a shy but ambitious film student begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent relationship with Anthony, a charismatic but untrustworthy man. Julie defies her protective mother as she slips deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. Joanna Hogg’s story of first love and a young woman’s formative years is semi-autobiographical." Souvenir is Joanna Hogg's follow-up to her 2019 film."

Joanna Hogg - Wikidata

"Joanna Hogg is one of the UK’s leading auteurs. Her first film Unrelated won numerous awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize at The London Film Festival. Archipelago was followed by Exhibition. Joanna’s next film The Souvenir  went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and, amongst others, garnered multiple BIFA and Spirit Awards nominations."

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