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Month: August 2021

Festival de Cannes ~ Returning to Film

Festival de Cannes ~ Returning to Film

Festival de Cannes is returning to film this year. The 74th annual twelve-day festival returns this year in July. Last year’s festival cancelled because of the pandemic. This year’s festival is full of film, fun, and fill.

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Festival de Cannes 2021

Festival de Cannes Jury

This year’s jury is presided over by Spike Lee. History is made as he is the first black president of the 9 member jury. Lee is the Grand Prix and Oscar® Best Adapted Screenplay, BlacKkKlansman (2019). When discussing his Oscar® He states, “My grandma who saved 50 years of Social Security checks to put her first grandchild – she called me Spikie Poo – she put me through Morehouse College and NYU Grad Film. NYU!”

  • Spike Lee – President ~ Director, producer, screenwriter (United States)
  • Mati Diop ~ Director (France, Senegal)
  • Mylène Farmer ~ Singer, songwriter (Canada, France)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal ~ Actress, producer, screenwriter, director (États-Unis)
  • Jessica Hausner ~ Director, producer, screenwriter (Austria)
  • Mélanie Laurent ~ Actress, director, screenwriter (France)
  • Kleber Mendonça Filho ~ Director, producer, screenwriter (Brazil)
  • Tahar Rahim ~ Actor (France)
  • Song Kang-ho ~ Actor (South Korea)

The 9 member jury announced the awards on the last night of Festival de Cannes.

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Festival de Cannes Jury and Award Winners

Festival de Cannes Awards

Palme d’or

TITANE directed by Julia Ducouran

The award was presented by Sharon Stone and Spike Lee.

Grand Prix (ex aequo)

GHAHREMAN (A Hero) directed by Asghar Farhadi


HYTTI N°6 (Compartment N°6) directed by Juho Kuosmanen

The award was presented by the American director Oliver Stone.

Best Director

Leos Carax for ANNETTE

The award was presented by Italian actress and director Valeria Golino.

Best Screenplay

Hamaguchi Ryusuke & Takamasa Oe for DRIVE MY CAR

The award was presented by British director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold.

Jury Prize (ex aequo)

MEMORIA directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul


HA’BERECH (Ahed’s Knee)directed by Nadav Lapid

The award was presented by British actor Rosamund Pike.

Best Performance by an Actress

Renate Reinsve in VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE (The Worst Person in the World)
directed by Joachim Trier

The award was presented by South Korean actor LEE Byung-hun.

Best Performance by an Actor

Caleb Landry Jones in NITRAM directed by Justin Kurzel

The award was presented by French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos.

Caméra d’or

MURINA directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovi USIJANOVIĆ unveiled in the frame of LA QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS

The Caméra d’or was presented by Mélanie Thierry, President of the Jury of this First Film Selection.

Higher Technical Commission (CST)

CST Artist-Technician Prize

Vladislav Opeliants (Russia), Chief Director Of Photography, PETROV’S FLU, by Kirill Serebrennikov.

CST Young Film Technician Award

Armance DURIX, Head Sound Engineer MI IUBITA, MON AMOUR, by Noémie Merlant.

Un Certain Regard

Un Certain Regard Prize

RAZZHIMAYA KULAKI (Unclenching the Fists) directed by Kira Kovalenko.

Jury Prize

GROSSE FREIHEIT (Great Freedom)

directed by Sebastian Meise

Ensemble Prize

BONNE MÈRE (Good Mother)

directed by Hafsia Herzi

Courage Prize

LA CIVIL

directed by Teodora Ana Mihai

Prize of Originality

LAMB

directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson

Special Mention

NOCHE DE FUEGO (Prayers for the Stolen)

directed by Tatiana Huezo

Cinéfondation

First Prize

L’ENFANT SALAMANDRE (The Salamander Child)

directed by Théo Degen, Insas, Belgium

Second Prize

CICADA

directed by Yoon Daewoen

Korea National University of Arts, South Korea

Joint Third Prize

PRIN ORAS CIRCULA SCURTE POVESTI DE DRAGOSTE (Love Stories on the Move)

directed by Carina-Gabriela Dașoveanu

UNATC “I. L. CARAGIALE”, Romania

CANTAREIRA

directed by Rodrigo Ribeyro

Academia Internacional de Cinema, Brazil

Honorary Palme d’or

Just as American actress-director Jodie Foster was awarded an honorary Palme d’Or at the Opening Ceremony on 6 May, Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio has received the distinction this evening for his exceptional career.

Festival de Cannes Red Carpet Glam

The exceptions Festival de Cannes red carpet glam is here! This is so exceptional to see the beauty. It is all about the top of fashion and design especially after a year of yoga pants, tanks, and flip flops.

Timothée Chalamet

Timothée Chalamet arrives in a metallic silver Tom Ford suit, Celine sunglasses, and Cartier jewelry.

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Jeanne Balibar, Tilda Swinton and Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Memoria

Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton brings her personal style with her red carpet looks. She is wearing a white Chanel that is light and flowing for the daytime premier of Memoria.

Swinton goes from monochromatic white to bold and colorful for The French Dispatch premiere. The orange and pink is by designer Haider Ackermann.

Swinton combines the two looks with her photocall look from LOEWE. This is a great summer look that is bright and loose fitting.

Jody Foster

Jodie Foster is wearing white Givenchy dress and white pebble-stacked earrings.

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Jodie Foster

Spike Lee

Spike Lee put a lot of thought into the fashion for his red carpet looks. He partnered with Louis Vuitton for each day’s red carpet looks. The fashion fits the creativity and statement Lee is well-know with his film creations.

Red Carpet Fun and Fill

There was a lot of fun and fill on the Red Carpet. High energy and excitement as film is thrilling to see as we come around from the last year.

Enjoy, the films this year. They bring our the best in fantasy, reality, love, and entertainment. What is the film you are looking forward to seeing this year? Post your answer here.

Thank you to Festival de Cannes for all images.