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71st annual Cannes Film Festival was held from 8 to 19 May 2018

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The 71st annual Cannes Film Festival was held from 8th to 19th May 2018 in Cannes, France.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival was held from 8 to 19 May 2018i. Australian Actress Cate Blanchett acted as the president of the jury (for In competition Awards)

ii. The official festival poster of the Cannes Film Festival features Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film Pierrot le Fou.

iii. Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller Everybody Knows, starring Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Ricardo Darín, opened the festival. It was the second Spanish –language film to open Cannes after Bad Education in 2016.

iv. The Closing Film was The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

v. The event was hosted by Eduoard Baer .

vi. Danish film director Lars von Trier returned to Cannes with his film The House That Jack Builtafter he was declared “persona non grata” at the 2011 festival.

vii. There were 21 films for ‘in competition’ category and 18 films for ‘Un certain Award’ category.

Key Points :

Awards and their catagories:

  •  In competition

Name of awardWinnerFilm
Palm d’ORHirokazu Kore-edaShoplifters (Japan)
Grand PrixSpike LeeBlacKkKlansman (US)
Best DirectorPawel PawlikowskiCold War (Poland)
Best Screenplay1.  Alice Rohrwacher
2.   Jafar Panahi
1.  Happy as Lazzaro (italy)
2.   3 Faces (Iran)
Best ActressSamal YeslyamovaAyka (Kazakhstan)
Best ActorMarcello FonteDogman (Italy)
Jury PrizeNadine LabakiCapernaum (Lebanon)
Special Palm d’OrJean-Luc GodardThe Image Book (Frace, Switzerland)

  • Un Certain Regard:

Name of AwardWinnerFilm
Un Certain Regard AwardAli AbbasiBorder (Sweden, Denmark)
Un Certain Jury AwardJaoa Salavia & Renee Nader MessoraThe Dead and the Others(Brazil , Portugal)
Un Certain Award for Best DirectorSergei LoznitsaDonbass (Germany, Ukraine, France , Netherlands, Romania)
Un Certain Award for Best PerformanceVictor PolsterGirl (Belgium)
Uncertain Award for Best ScreenplayMeryem Ben’m Brek AloisiSofia (Belgium)

  • Cinefondation

Name of AwardWinnerFilm
First PrizeDiego CespedesThe Summer of the Electric Lion
Second Prize1. Igor Poplauhin
2. Shen Di
1. Calendar
2. The Stroms in Our Blood
Third PrizeLucia BulgheroniInanimate

  • Cannes Classic :

2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick (United States).

  • Director’s Fortnight:

Film: Climax , Directed by : Gasper Noe, Country : France .

  • International Critics Week :

Film: Diamantino , Directed by : Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt , Countries : France , Portugal and Brazil.

  • Independent awards:

i. FIPRESCI Prizes:

Name of the AwardWinnerFilm
In competitionLee Chang-dongBurning
Un Certain RegardLukas DhontGirl
Inernational Critic’s WeekZsofia SzilagyiOne Day

ii.  Ecumenical Prize:

Name of the awardWinnerFilm
Prize of the Ecumenical JuryNadine LabakiCapernaum
Special MentionSpike LeeBlacKkKlansman

iii.  International Critics’ Week:

Name of the awardWinnerFilm
Nespresso Grand PrizeGabriel Abrantes & Daniel SchmidtDiamantino
Leica Cine Discovery Prize for Short FilmJacqueline LentzouHector Malot :The Last Day of the Year
Louis Roederer Foundatio Rising Start AwardFelix MaritaudSauvage
Gan Foundation Award for DistributionRohena GeraSir
SACD AwardBenedict Erlingsson and Olafur Egill EgilssonWoman at War
Canal+ Award for Short FilmElias BelkeddarA Wedding Day

iv.  Directors’ Fortnight:

Name of the AwardWinnerFilm
Art Cinema AwardGasper NoeClimax
SACD AwardPierre SalvadoriThe Trouble with You
Europa Cinemas Label AwardGianni ZanasiLucia’s Grace
Illy Short FilmIvete Lucas and Patrick BresnanSkip Day
Carrosse d’ORMartin Scorsese—-

v. L’Œil d’OR:

Name of the AwardWinnerFilm
L’0Eil d’OrStefano SavonaSamouni Road
Special Mention1.Michel Toesca
2. Mark Cousins
2. The Eyes of Orson Welles

vi. Queer Palm:

Name of the AwardWinnerFilm
Queer Palm AwardLucas DhontGirl
Short Film Queer PalmCarolina MarkowiczThe Orphan

vii. Palm Dog:

Name of the AwardWinnerFilm
Palm Dog AwardCanine CastDogman
Grand Jury PrizeDiamantino
Palm Dog Manitarian AwardVenessa Davies and her pug Patrick———-
Special Jury PrizeSecurity Dogs Lilou, Glock and Evan.———-

viii.  Prix François Chalais:
François Chalais Prize: Yomeddine by Abu Bakr Shawky

ix. Cannes Soundtrack Award:
Cannes Soundtrack Award: Roma Zver and German Osipov for Summer.

x. Trophée Chopard:
Chopard Trophy: Elizabeth Debicki and Joe Alwyn.

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