Cannes Film Festival 2019: Award Winners

Cannes Film Festival 2019 Day 12: Award Winners

Congratulations

by Alexa Dalby

Palme d’Or

Bong Joon-Ho for Parasite, the first Korean winner of the Palme d’Or and the second southeast Asian winner in consecutive years after Kore-eda for Shoplifters.

 

Grand Prix

Atlantique by Mati Diop, first black female director to appear in Competition at Cannes.

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas for Dolor y Gloria by Pedro Almodóvar.

Jury Prize

Les Misérables by Ladj Ly and Bacurau by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, jointly.

Best Director

Goes to Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for Young Ahmed.

Best actress

British actor Emily Beecham for Little Joe.

Best Screenplay

Celine Sciamma for Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Special Mention

Elia Suleiman for his film It Must Be Heaven.

Caméra d’Or

César Díaz wins the Caméra d’Or for his debut film Nuestras Madres (Our Mothers).

The award for the best first film was awarded by the Jury headed by Cambodian director Rithy Panh. The Caméra d’Or adds up to two other prizes which were given to Nuestras Madres earlier during the festival: the SACD (Authors Society) prize, and the Grand Rail d’Or.

Entirely filmed in Guatemala, with a crew from Guatemala, Mexico, France and Belgium, Nuestras Madres (Our Mothers) is set in the aftermath of Guatemala’s civil war. Ernesto (Armando Espitia), a young anthropologist works at the forensic foundation. One day, through an old lady’s testimony, he thinks he found a lead that will allow him to find his father, a guerrillero disappeared during the war.

Short Film

The Distance Between Us and the Sky by Greek director Vasilis Kekatos.

Short Films Special Mention: Monster God, Agustina San Martin

Golden Eye Documentary Prize:  For Sama, Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts

Ecumenical Jury Prize: Hidden Life, Terrence Malick

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

Un Certain Regard

« UN CERTAIN REGARD » PRIZE
A VIDA INVISÍVEL DE EURÍDICE GUSMÃO
(LA VIE INVISIBLE D’EURÍDICE GUSMÃO/THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO)
BY KARIM AÏNOUZ

JURY PRIZE
O QUE ARDE
(VIENDRA LE FEU/FIRE WILL COME)
BY OLIVER LAXE

PRIZE FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
CHIARA MASTROIANNI
FOR CHAMBRE 212 (ON A MAGICAL NIGHT) BY CHRISTOPHE HONORÉ

PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTOR
KANTEMIR BALAGOV
FOR BEANPOLE (UNE GRANDE FILLE)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
LIBERTÉ
BY ALBERT SERRA

JURY’S « COUP DE CŒUR » (Ex-aequo)
LA FEMME DE MON FRÈRE (A BROTHER’S LOVE)
BY MONIA CHOKRI
THE CLIMB
BY MICHAEL ANGELO COVINO

JURY SPECIAL MENTION
JEANNE (JOAN OF ARC)
BY BRUNO DUMONT

Semaine de la Critique

Nespresso Grand Prize
J’AI PERDU MON CORPS (I LOST MY BODY)
by Jérémy Clapin

Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for short film
SHE RUNS by Qiu Yang

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award
Ingvar E. Sigurðsson
for HVÍTUR, HVÍTUR DAGUR (A WHITE, WHITE DAY)
by Hlynur Pálmason

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution
The Jokers Films,  French distributor for VIVARIUM by Lorcan Finnegan

SACD Award
César Díaz writer of
NUESTRAS MADRES (OUR MOTHERS)

Canal + Award for short film
IKKI ILLA MEINT (SANS MAUVAISE INTENTION)
by Andrias Høgenni

Prix des Cinémas Art et Essai – Cannes 2019

PARASITE
by Bong Joon-ho
En Compétition
Distribué par The Jokers/Les Bookmakers
Sortie le 5 juin 2019

Mention au film:
LES MISÉRABLES
by Ladj Ly
En Compétition – Distribué par Le Pacte

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

Directors’ Fortnight is a non competitive section but some of its sponsors do award some films.

Europa Cinemas – Alice et le Maire by Nicolas Pariser

SACD Paris – Une fille facile by Rebecca Zlotowski

illyissimo short length film –
Stay Awake, Be Ready by Pham Thien An

FIPRESCI

Competition: “It Must Be Heaven” (Elia Suleiman)

Un Certain Regard: “Beanpole” (Kantemir Balagov)

Directors’ Fortnight/Critics’ Week: “The Lighthouse” (Robert Eggers)

CINÉFONDATION

First Prize: “Mano a Mano,” Louise Courvoisier

Second Prize: “Hiéu,” Richard Van

Third Prize — TIE: “Ambience,” Wisam Al Jafari; “Duszyczka” (The Little Soul), Barbara Rupik

PALM DOG

Best canine performance in a film at Cannes.

Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood by director Quentin Tarantino has won the prestigious award. The movie has particularly touched the jury, all experienced professionals of the film industry. Brandy, the beautiful pit bull in the film stole the hearts of the jury and the spotlight from her fellow actors: Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie.

Three dogs actually played Brandy’s role in the movie. Their names were Sayuri, Cerberus, and Siren.

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