23 posts categorized "Film Criticism"

May 26, 2019

CANNES 2019 AWARDS COMPLETE

COMPETITION

Palme d’Or: “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho

PALME D'OR PARASITE

Grand Prix: “Atlantics,” Mati Diop

Atlantique

Director: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, “Young Ahmed”

Actor: Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory”

Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory

Actress: Emily Beecham, “Little Joe”

EMILY BEECHAM

Jury Prize — TIE: “Les Misérables,” Ladj Ly; “Bacurau,” Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles

BACURAU

Screenplay: Céline Sciamma, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE IN FEU

Special Mention: “It Must Be Heaven,” Elia Suleiman

OTHER PRIZES

Camera d’Or: “Our Mothers,” Cesar Diaz

Short Films Palme d’Or: “The Distance Between the Sky and Us,” Vasilis Kekatos

Short Films Special Mention: “Monster God,” Agustina San Martin

Golden Eye Documentary Prize: “For Sama”

For_sama

Ecumenical Jury Prize: “Hidden Life,” Terrence Malick

Queer Palm: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,”  Céline Sciamma

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Un Certain Regard Award: “The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão,” Karim Aïnouz

Jury Prize: “Fire Will Come,” Oliver Laxe

Fire WIll Come

Best Director: Kantemir Balagov, “Beanpole”

Best Performance: Chiara Mastroianni, “On a Magical Night”

Chiara Mastroianni

Special Jury Prize: Albert Serra, “Liberté”

Special Jury Mention “Joan of Arc,” Bruno Dumont

Joan-of-Arc-Bruno-Dumont

Coup de Coeur Award: “A Brother’s Love,” Monia Chokri; “The Climb,” Michael Angelo Covino

DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: “An Easy Girl,” Rebecca Zlotowski

Une Fille Facile

Europa Cinemas Label: “Alice and the Mayor,” Nicolas Parisier

Illy Short Film Award: “Stay Awake, Be Ready,” An Pham Thien

CRITICS’ WEEK

Nespresso Grand Prize: “I Lost My Body,” Jérémy Clapin

I Lost My Body

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: César Díaz, “Our Mothers”

GAN Foundation Award for Distribution: The Jokers Films, French distributor for “Vivarium” by Lorcan Finnegan

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award: Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, “A White, White Day”

Ingvar Sigurdsson

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FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: AN EASY GIRL —REBECCA ZLOTOWSKI

An Easy Girl

"Naima is 16 years old and lives in Cannes. While she gives herself the summer to choose what she wants to do in life, her cousin Sofia, with the attractive way of life, comes to spend the holidays with her. Together, they will live an unforgettable summer."

"Une Fille Facile" won the Director's Fortnight prize for Best French-Language movie. 

Rebecca-zlotowski

French actor/writer/director Rebecca Zlotowsky strikes Cannes gold a second time with her fourth feature. Ms. Zlotowsky's second film "Grand Central" won the François Chalais Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes in 2013.

Une Fille Facile

May 21, 2019

FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: THE LIGHTHOUSE —ROBERT EGGERS

Lighthouse

The story of an aging lighthouse keeper named Old (Willem Defoe) who lives in early 20th-century Maine. Robert Pattinson stars opposite Willem Defoe in this instant classic two-hander.

Robert Eggers

Robert Eggers (“The Witch”) is a true renaissance man. Production and costume designer, art director, writer, actor, and director represent Eggers’s resume of work that have brought him to making “The Lighthouse,” a film that promises to make a powerful impact on audiences. This black-and-white darling of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival screens in the old-fashioned style of silent pictures with a 1.19:1 aspect ratio (a nearly perfect square).

I’m really looking forward to seeing “The Lighthouse.” Palm d’Or front-runner you say; you don’t say.

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