Cannes Film Festival 2021: All the Awardsby Alexa Dalby
TITANE directed by Julia DUCOURNAU
Grand Prix (ex aequo)
GHAHREMAN (A Hero) directed by Asghar FARHADI
HYTTI N°6 (Compartment N°6) directed by Juho KUOSMANEN
Leos CARAX for ANNETTE
HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke & TAKAMASA Oe for DRIVE MY CAR
Jury Prize (ex aequo)
MEMORIA directed by Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL
HA’BERECH (Ahed’s Knee) directed by Nadav LAPID
Best Performance by an Actress
Renate REINSVE in VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE (The Worst Person in the World)
directed by Joachim TRIER
Best Performance by an Actor
Caleb LANDRY JONES in NITRAM
directed by Justin KURZEL
SHORT FILMSPalme d’or
TIAN XIA WU YA (All the Crows in the World) directed by TANG Yi
CÉU DE AGOSTO (August Sky) directed by Jasmin TENUCCI
MURINA directed by Antoneta ALAMAT KUSIJANOVI? in LA QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS
HIGHER TECHNICAL COMMISSION(CST)
CST Award for Technical Artistry
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 MERLANY
The Semaine de la Critique (aka Critics’ Week) Nespresso Grand Prize winner went to Omar El Zohairy’s Feathers. The Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award went to Sandra Melissa Torres for her performance in Simón Mesa Soto’s Amparo.
Zero Fucks Given, from directors Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre, won the Gan Foundation Award for distribution. The award was given to the distribution company Condor.
The Grand Prize and Rising Star awards were given by the jury which was presided over by the Romanian Palme d’Or-winning director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days).
Writer-director Jonas Carpignano won the Europa Cinemas Cannes Label award for best European film at Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes with his film A Chiara. Directors’ Fortnight is the festival’s largest independent parallel section. This is Carpignano’s second win here; he took the same prize in 2017 for his previous film, A Ciambra, which was exec produced by Martin Scorsese.
Also winning a prize at this year’s Directors’ Fortnight was Vincent Maël Cardona for this feature debut Magnetic Beats (Les Magnétiques), which won the section’s SACD Prize and was awarded by France’s Writers’ Guild. Cardona’s short, Anywhere Out of the World, was featured in the 2010’s Cannes Cinéfondation student short competition.
Tilda Swinton accepted the Palm Dog prize on behalf of her very own trio of spaniels, who star alongside her in Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir Part II. Hogg was present at the show too, albeit over FaceTime from Swinton’s iPhone.
The Jury Prize was shared by Sophie in Sean Baker’s Red Rocket, and Panda, the sheepdog in Valdimar Jóhannsson’s Lamb. Both directors were on hand to collect the prizes.