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All the 72nd Festival de Cannes Awards

 

For 12 days, the 72nd edition of the Festival de Cannes has celebrated artists and films from different perspectives, making cinema a celebration of discovery and reunions shared all around the world. Tonight, on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, Édouard Baer, the Master of Ceremonies, welcomed the Feature Films Jury headed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu to announce the 2019 Awards.

 

FEATURE FILMS

PALME D'OR

GISAENGCHUNG (Parasite) directed by BONG Joon-Ho

The Palme d'or was awarded by Catherine Deneuve et Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Bong Joon Ho said: "I'm sorry I didn't prepare this speech in French, but I didn't expect to win the Palme d'or. I am truly honoured. I've always been inspired by French cinema. I'd like to thank two directors – Henri-Georges Clouzot and Claude Chabrol. The Parasite adventure was very special. I want to thank the entire film team and the production company in South Korea. This film would never have come about without my actors, who have been incredible. I was a little 12 year-old boy, and a huge cinema fan, when I decided I would be a director. I am amazed to have won this prize, which means a great deal to me. Thank you.

 

GRAND PRIX

ATLANTIQUE (Atlantics) directed by Mati DIOP

The Grand Prix was awarded by Sylvester Stallone.

The Franco-Senegalese director paid tribute to her team, both in France and Dakar. "I think that's what they mean by the 'cinema adventure' I finished this film a year ago in Dakar. It's also a declaration to that city, to the streets of Dakar. I am here, but I'm also there."

 

BEST DIRECTOR PRIZE

LE JEUNE AHMED (Young Ahmed) directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc DARDENNE

The Best Director Prize was awarded by Viggo Mortensen.

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne said: "Thank you to the Jury for this reward, for this film which we wanted to be an ode to life. We filmed a young religious fanatic in these difficult times. In doing so, we wanted to film an appeal to life, to foreignness, to difference. That's also the vocation of cinema. We want to thank young Idir, who played Ahmed so well."

JURY PRIZE EX-ÆQUO

LES MISÉRABLES directed by Ladj LY

Ladj Ly said: "Thank you to Thierry Frémaux for having had the audacity to choose this film. I'm truly touched... the only common enemy of the inhabitants and the police in the suburbs is poverty. And want to dedicate this prize to all Les Misérables in France."


BACURAU directed by Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO & Juliano DORNELLES

The Jury Prizes were awarded by Michael Moore.

Kleber Mendonça Filho said: "This is my 20th year at the Festival. At the beginning I was a film critic and discovered many films. It's strange to be receiving this prize and to find myself on the other side. Thank you!" 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Antonio BANDERAS in DOLOR Y GLORIA directed by Pedro ALMODÓVAR

The Best Performance by an Actor Prize was awarded by Zhang Ziyi.

Antonio Banderas said: "As I walked up the steps, someone asked me how long it had taken to get here. I answered "40 years". I'm very grateful as an actor for this prize, and also for my character. It'll surprise no one that the character is Pedro Almodóvar himself. We've made eight films together. I love him, I respect him. He is my mentor. This prize must be dedicated to him. In the life of an actor, there's a lot of pain, but also evenings of glory, and this evening is my evening of glory. The best is yet to come."

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Emily BEECHAM in LITTLE JOE directed by Jessica HAUSNER

The Best Performance by an Actress Prize was awarded by Reda Kateb.

Emily Beecham thanked Jessica Hausner for having chosen her. "It's a magnificent film."

BEST SCREENPLAY

Céline SCIAMMA for PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU (Portrait of Lady On Fire)

The Best Screenplay Prize was awarded by Gael García Bernal.

Céline Sciamma said: "I was about to put an end to my career as a screenplay writer. This prize takes me back to my initial solitude, offset by how the adventure turned out. Let me thank those who breathed life into this film, of my entire team. I owe them my eternal gratitude."

SPECIAL MENTION

To Elia SULEIMAN for IT MUST BE HEAVEN

The Special Mention was awarded by the actress Chiara Mastroianni.

Elia Suleiman said: "Thank you to the producers who contributed to and worked on this film. Many thanks to the Institut, without which the film would never have come into being."

 

 

SHORT FILMS - COMPETITION

PALME D'OR

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SKY réalisé par Vasilis KEKATOS

 

SPECIAL DISTINCTION BY THE JURY

MONSTRUO DIOS réalisé par Agustina SAN MARTÍN

The Palme d'or and the Jury Special Mention for Shorts Films were awarded by the President of the Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury, Claire Denis and by Nadine Labaki, President of the Un Certain Regard Jury.


 

 

UN CERTAIN REGARD

UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE

A VIDA INVISÍVEL DE EURÍDICE GUSMÃO (The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao) directed by Karim AÏNOUZ

 

JURY PRIZE

O QUE ARDE (Fire Will Come) directed by Oliver LAXE

 

PRIZE FOR BEST PERFORMANCE

CHIARA MASTROIANNI for CHAMBRE 212 (On a Magical Night) directed by Christophe HONORÉ

 

PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTOR

KANTEMIR BALAGOV for BEANPOLE 

 

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

LIBERTÉ directed by Albert SERRA

 

JURY’S « COUP DE CŒUR » EX-ÆQUO


LA FEMME DE MON FRÈRE (A Brother's Love) directed by Monia CHOKRI


THE CLIMB directed by Michael Angelo COVINO

 

JURY SPECIAL MENTION

JEANNE (Joan of Arc) directed by Bruno DUMONT

 


 

CAMÉRA D’OR

 NUESTRAS MADRES (Our Mothers) directed by César DÍAZ presented as part of LA SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE

The Caméra d'or Prize was awarded by Rithy Panh, President of the Caméra d'or Jury and by the actress Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi.

César Diaz said "Thank you to the Festival de Cannes, the Jury and the Semaine de la Critique for having invited me. I would like to dedicate this prize to the 250,000 Guatemalan victims and the women who remain standing."


 

CINÉFONDATION

FIRST PRIZE

MANO A MANO directed by Louise COURVOISIER
CinéFabrique, France


SECOND PRIZE

HIẾU directed by Richard VAN
CalArts, USA


THIRD PRIZE EX-ÆQUO

AMBIENCE directed by Wisam AL JAFARI
Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Palestine


DUSZYCZKA (The Little Soul) directed by Barbara RUPIK
PWSFTviT, Poland

 

 

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COMMISSION SUPÉRIEURE TECHNIQUE

The 2019 CST Artist-Technician Prize goes to Flora VOLPELIERE, as editor and Julien POUPARD, as set and lighting designer of Ladj LY's film LES MISÉRABLES.


A Special Mention from the Jury goes to Claire MATHON, Director of Photography of the films ATLANTIQUE (Atlantics) and PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU (Portrait of Lady on Fire).


The Jury also noted LEE Ha-jun’s outstanding work as Artistic Director of GISAENGCHUNG (Parasite)

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All the 72nd Festival de Cannes Awards

 

For 12 days, the 72nd edition of the Festival de Cannes has celebrated artists and films from different perspectives, making cinema a celebration of discovery and reunions shared all around the world. Tonight, on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, Édouard Baer, the Master of Ceremonies, welcomed the Feature Films Jury headed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu to announce the 2019 Awards.

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