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The Jury of the 74th Festival de Cannes

Around the President Spike Lee, five women and 3 men of seven nationalities, coming from five continents will have the privilege to discover the 24 films of the 2021 international Competition. As a reflect of the official Selection, almost the whole world will be part of these long-awaited premieres.

THE JURY 2021

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)

 

MATI DIOP
Director – France, Senegal

Mati Diop lives and works between Paris and Dakar. Her first feature Atlantics (2019) was selected in the official Competition at the Festival de Cannes, where it was awarded the Grand Prix. The film was later shortlisted as one of the 10 best international films at the Oscars. She has also directed several short-films and medium-length films: Atlantics (2009), Snow Canon (2011), Big in Vietnam (2012), A Thousand Suns (2013), and In My Room (2020), which were also nominated and awarded in many international festivals. In 2016, Mati Diop received the Lincoln Center of New York’s Martin E. Segal – Emerging Artist Award. As an actress, Mati Diop has appeared in 35 Shots of Rum (2008) directed by Claire Denis, Simon Killer (2012) by Antonio Campos, Fort Buchanan (2014) by Benjamin Crotty, Hermia & Helena (2016) by Matias Piñeiro and In My Room, her latest short film.

MYLÈNE FARMER
Singer, songwriter – Canada, France

Singer, songwriter, and performing artist Mylène Farmer has become a true icon. She managed to create a unique connection with her audience, which has been following her for over 35 years. She sold 35 million records and had 2,7 million spectators attend her gigantic performances across Europe and Russia. The visual aesthetics and cinematographic quality of her work testify to her love of cinema. She worked with the greatest: Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, Abel Ferrara, Luc Besson, Dominique Issermann, Olivier Dahan, Ching Siu-tung, Darius Khondji, Agusti Villaronga. “Libertine”, “Sans contrefaçon”, “California”, “L’Âme-Stram-Gram”, “Pourvu qu’elles soient douces”, all those music videos can be seen as authentic short films. In 2018 she joined the cast of Pascal Laugier’s movie Ghostland. Mylène Farmer continues to stand as a free woman and an extraordinary artist.

 

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
Actress, producer, screenwriter, director – United States

Academy Award-nominated actress, producer, screenwriter and director Maggie Gyllenhaal began her career appearing in the cult favorite Donnie Darko (2001). Her breakout roles came soon after in Secretary (2002) and Sherrybaby (2006), with both performances earning her a Golden Globe nomination. She went on to star in Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center (2006) and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008). In 2009, Gyllenhaal received great acclaim for her role in Crazy Heart which earned the actress her first Oscar nomination. She went on to win a Golden Globe for her work in the miniseries The Honourable Woman (2014) and she produced and starred in the critically praised series The Deuce (2017) for HBO over three seasons. In 2018, she produced, starred and garnered rave reviews in the thriller The Kindergarten Teacher. She recently adapted and directed her first feature film, The Lost Daughter.

JESSICA HAUSNER
Director, producer, screenwriter – Austria

Born in Vienna, Jessica Hausner studied directing at the Film Academy of Vienna where she made he first short films, Flora (1996) and Inter-View (1999), both awarded. She then directs two feature films, Lovely Rita (2001) and Hotel (2004), that premiered at the Festival de Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section. In 2009, Lourdes was selected at the Venice Film Festival where it was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize, followed by other prizes, such as the European Film Award for Best Actress for Sylvie Testud. She comes back in Un Certain Regard Competition with Amour Fou in 2014. Her fifth feature film and the first in English, Little Joe, was selected in Competition at the Festival de Cannes 2019 where Emily Beecham received the Best Actress award. Great Festival success, the film sold in more than 20 countries worldwide.

MÉLANIE LAURENT
Actress, screenwriter, director – France

Actress, screenwriter, director, and environmental activist, Mélanie Laurent is the recipient of two César and has established herself in the film industry, starring in over 40 movies. She made her Hollywood debut in Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino selected in Competition at Festival de Cannes (2009). She has since gone on to work with the greatest filmmakers including Mike Mills, Denis Villeneuve, or Angelina Jolie. She made her feature directorial debut with The Adopted (2011), following up with the critically acclaimed Breathe which premiered at La Semaine de la Critique in 2014. Melanie’s environmental-focused documentary Tomorrow became the biggest French documentary release of 2015. In 2021, she will soon direct and star in Le Bal des follesadapted from Victoria Mas’ short story.

KLEBER MENDONÇA FILHO
Director, producer, screenwriter – Brazil

Born in Recife, Brazil, Kleber Mendonça Filho became a film programmer and critic while making award-winning short films. Neighboring Sounds, Mendonça’s first feature film, had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2012 and was Brazil’s entry in the race for the Oscars. The New York Times listed it among the ten best films of the year. His second feature film Aquarius, starring Sonia Braga, was in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, in 2016. before being nominated for a César and at the Independent Spirit Award. In 2019, Bacurau, co-directed by Juliano Dornelles, screened in competition in Cannes was awarded the Jury Prize. Kleber is also a film programmer for Instituto Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the artistic director of Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife.

TAHAR RAHIM
Actor – France

After his breakthrough performance in A Prophet by Jacques Audiard, which received 9 César and the Festival de Cannes Grand Prix, Tahar Rahim won the César for Best Male Newcomer and for Best Actor. He returned to Cannes in Competition with The Past by Asghar Farhadi and Grand Central by Rebecca Zlotowski (2013). Following this, he went on to play numerous leading roles both in France and worldwide, including in The Price of Success by Teddy Lussi-Modeste, Samba by Éric Toledano & Olivier Nakache, MarMagdalene by Garth Davis, as well as in the series The Looming Tower alongside Jeff Daniels. In 2021, he achieved international success with The Serpent and The Mauritanianby Kevin Macdonald, for which he received multiple nominations, including Best Actor at the Golden Globes and at the BAFTAs. He will soon be starring in Don Juan by Serge Bozon and She Came to Me by Rebecca Miller.

SONG KANG-HO
Actor – South Korea

Since his debut 26 years ago, Song Kang-ho has appeared in more than 40 films, including Joint Security Area (2000), Memories of Murder (2003), The Host (2006), Secret Sunshine (2007), Thirst (2009), The Attorney (2013), Snowpiercer (2013), The Age of Shadows (2016), A Taxi Driver (2017), and in the worldwide success Parasite (2019). As a lead role in Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece, the first Korean film to win the Palme d’or at the Festival de Cannes and to earn four Oscars wins, Song Kang-ho played a key part in writing a remarkable page in Korean cinema’s history. Awarded in 2019 at the Locarno Film Festival, he was among the New York Times “25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century”, in 2020. He has recently finished filming Emergency Declaration by director Han Jae-rim, and Broker by Hirokazu Kore-eda

 

The Jury will unveil its list of winners Saturday, July 17th, during the Closing Ceremony, broadcasted live on Canal +, in France.

 

 

Crédits:

 

 

Spike Lee © Jason Bell/Netflix
Jessica Hausner © DR
Kleber Mendonça Filho © Victor Jucá
Mati Diop © Lucas Charrier
Mylène Farmer © Marcel Hartmann
Song Kang-ho © DR
Mélanie Laurent © Marcel Hartmann
Maggie Gyllenhaal © Gareth Cattermole
Tahar Rahim © James Weston

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The Festival de Cannes demands the immediate release of filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof, Mostafa Aleahmad and Jafar Panahi

The Festival De Cannes Demands The Immediate Release Of Filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof, Mostafa Aleahmad And Jafar Panahi

On Friday, July 8, 2022, Iranian filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof and Mostafa Aleahmad were arrested and imprisoned at an unknown location for protesting against violence against civilians in Iran. Mohammad Rasoulof had already been deprived of his freedom of movement and work since 2017, following the screening of his film A Man of Integrity, which won the Un Certain Regard Award at the 70th edition of the Festival de Cannes. His films Manuscripts Don’t Burn, which won the Fipresci Prize in 2013 and Goodbye, which won the Best Director Prize at Un Certain Regard in 2011, had also been screened in Cannes. He had subsequently won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival in 2020 with There is No Evil.
Today, on Monday, July 11, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was also arrested in Tehran. The director presented numerous works at Cannes, including Three Faces, which was selected in Competition in 2018 and awarded the Prize for Best Screenplay, as well as Crimson Gold, which won the Jury Prize at Un Certain Regard in 2003. Jafar Panahi also won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale in 2015 for his film Taxi.

The Festival de Cannes strongly condemns these arrests as well as the wave of repression obviously in progress in Iran against its artists. The Festival calls for the immediate release of Mohammad Rasoulof, Mostafa Aleahmad and Jafar Panahi.
The Festival de Cannes also wishes to reassert its support to all those who, throughout the world, are subjected to violence and repression. The Festival remains and will always remain a haven for artists from all over the world and it will relentlessly be at their service in order to convey their voices loud and clear, in the defense of freedom of creation and freedom of speech.

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The Amfar Gala at Cannes was the Largest Gathering of A-list Celebrities in Europe

The Amfar Gala At Cannes Was The Largest Gathering Of A List Celebrities In Europe

The 2022 edition of the amfAR Gala at Cannes Film Festival returned to its big star power showcase with Carine Roitfeld’s Fashion Showcase and host Robert De Niro. Held at the 5 Star Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, amfAR Gala Cannes closed off twelve days worth of film premieres and red carpets that excited the post pandemic filmmaking world with Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis and Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick. Cannes’s amfAR Gala annually takes the prize for the most glamorous and star studded event during Cannes Film Festival.

The Amfar Gala At Cannes Was The Largest Gathering Celebrities In Europe

This year, Robert De Niro was honored; Ricky Martin, Charlie XCX, and Christina Aguilera performed; and the guest list was as long and spectacular as the designer gowns and tuxedos worn by the VIP guests.

Among the Gala VIPs were Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Casey Affleck, Eva Longoria, Ciara, Vanessa Hudgens, Baz Luhrmann, Cynthia Erivo, Zoey Deutch, Lakeith Stanfield, Tommy Hilfiger, Edgar Ramirez, Alton Mason, Natasha Bassett, Alina Baikova, Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Milla Jovovich, Candice Swanepoel, Cara Delevingne, Coco Rocha, Stella Maxwell, Winnie Harlow, Sean White, Lawrence Bender, Julian Lennon, Zita Vass, CJ Franco, Lady Victoria Hervey, Hofit Golan and scores more.

The Amfar Gala At Cannes Was The Largest Celebrities In Europe

LA Fashion PR was in its 9th year dressing stars for the red carpet with designers Balenciaga, Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Schiaparelli, Marli Dresses of Monaco, Matsouri of Berlin, Di&G NYC and BLESS of LA – who were represented on the fabulous amfAR carpet.

The Amfar Gala

 

Photojournalist: Gene Chang

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The 75th Cannes film festival winners’ list

Jury And Award Winners – Closing Ceremony 2022
Jury and Award Winners – Closing Ceremony 2022 © Valery Hache / AFP

After 11 days of an exceptional edition, the Jury of the 75th Cannes film festival, chaired by French actor Vincent Lindon, surrounded by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, British-American actress and director Rebecca Hall, French director Ladj Ly, American director Jeff Nichols, Indian actress Deepika Padukone, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, Norwegian director Joachim Trier and Italian actress and director Jasmine Trinca, presented its winners’ list among the 21 films presented in Competition this year.

Feature Films

Palme d’or

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND

 

Grand Prix (jointly awarded)

CLOSE directed by Lukas DHONT

 

 

 STARS AT NOON directed by Claire DENIS

 


Award for Best Director

PARK Chan-Wook for HEOJIL KYOLSHIM (DECISION TO LEAVE)

Award for Best Screenplay

Tarik SALEH for WALAD MIN AL JANNA (BOY FROM HEAVEN)

Jury Prize (jointly awarded)

EO  directed by Jerzy SKOLIMOWSKI

LE OTTO MONTAGNE (THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS) directed by Charlotte VANDERMEERSCH & Felix VAN GROENINGEN

 

 

75th anniversary Prize

TORI ET LOKITA (TORI AND LOKITA) directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc DARDENNE

 


Award for Best Actress

Zar AMIR EBRAHIMI in HOLY SPIDER

directed by Ali ABBASI


Award for Best Actor

SONG Kang-ho in BROKER

directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu

Short Films

Palme d’or

HAI BIAN SHENG QI YI ZUO XUAN YA (THE WATER MURMURS) directed by JIANYING CHEN

 

 

Special Mention

LORI (MELANCHOLY OF MY MOTHER’S LULLABIES) directed by Abinash Bikram SHAH

 

Un Certain Regard

Un Certain Regard Prize

LES PIRES (THE WORST ONES) directed by Lise AKOKA & Romane GUERET

 Jury Prize

JOYLAND directed by Saim SADIQ

Best Director Prize

Alexandru BELC for METRONOM

Best Performance Prize (jointly awarded)

Vicky KRIEPS in CORSAGE directed by Marie KREUTZER

Adam BESSA in HARKA directed by Lotfy NATHAN

Best Screenplay Prize

MEDITERRANEAN FEVER directed by Maha HAJ

« Coup de cœur » Prize

RODEO directed by Lola QUIVORON

 

Caméra d’or

WAR PONY directed by Riley KEOUGH and Gina GAMMELL,
presented as part of the UN CERTAIN REGARD Official Selection

Special Mention

PLAN 75 directed by HAYAKAWA Chie

 

La Cinef

First Prize

IL BARBIERE COMPLOTTISTA (A Conspiracy Man) directed by Valerio FERRARA

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italie

Second Prize

DI ER (Somewhere) directed by LI Jiahe

Hebei University of Science and Technology School of Film and Television, Chine

Joint Third Prize

GLORIOUS REVOLUTION directed by Masha NOVIKOVA

London Film School, Royaume Uni

 

 

LES HUMAINS SONT CONS QUAND ILS S’EMPILENT (Humans Are Dumber When Crammed up Together) directed by Laurène FERNANDEZ

La CinéFabrique, France

Higher Technical Commission (CST)

The CST jury has awarded the CST ARTIST-TECHNICIAN AWARD 2022 to the entire sound crew headed up by Andréas Franck, Bent Holm, Jacob Ilgner and Jonas Rudels for the film TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund and the CST Young Film Technician Award to Marion Burger, head set designer for the film UN PETIT FRÈRE (MOTHER AND SON) by Léonor Serraille.

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