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The Jury of Un Certain Regard for the 75th Cannes Film Festival

The Jury Of Un Certain Regard For The 75th Cannes Film Festival.
The Un Certain Regard Jury 2022 © RR

Following British filmmaker Andrea Arnold, Valeria Golino will be the President of the Jury of Un Certain Regard at the 75th Festival de Cannes. Along with 4 members from Poland (actress Joanna Kulig), Venezuela (actor Édgar Ramírez), the United States (director Debra Granik), and France (singer-songwriter and actor Benjamin Biolay), she will select the winners of this section which celebrates young, auteur and revelation films.

Un Certain Regard will feature 20 films this year, including 8 first films and 9 films by female directors, just as Maryland by Alice Winocour, Montparnasse Bienvenue by Léonor Serraille who won the Caméra d’or and whose new film is in competition, A Brother’s love by Monia Chokri and Good Mother by Hafsia Herzi in 2021. Last year’s winner of Un Certain Regard was Russian filmmaker Kira Kovalenko’s Unclenching the fists.

The Jury

Valeria Golino – President
Director, actress, producer

Debra Granik
United States

Joanna Kulig

Benjamin Biolay
Singer-songwriter, producer, actor

Édgar Ramírez
Actor, producer

I have been to Cannes so many times, as an actress, as a director, in different selections… It is the event of the month of May. It’s a party, where you reconnect with friends. But it’s also the occasion to reflect: What path did I take? What have others done? What does the cinema say that is universal, inherent to all times and all countries? It is all the more intense within a Jury, where we will feel, think and share together. In this world full of sound and fury, I am happy and honored to be here to help, perhaps, filmmakers to emerge.

Valeria Golino, Jury President of Un Certain Regard

An intense and passionate artist, Valeria Golino is strongly engaged, whether she acts, directs, or produces, initiating films that bend the rules and address topical issues. She immediately stood out when she started acting in 1983 and has regularly expressed her talent outside her native Italy. Her adventurous curiosity has led her to work with experienced artists as well as many young filmmakers. Her répertoire straddles social drama, historical films, hilarious spoofs, and more intimate films – all of which focus on human feelings. Valeria Golino speaks several languages and offers her personality as a free, strong-headed, and sassy woman, a fine representative of Italian cinema from the Naples generation at its peak.

“Valeria is among those artists who are inspired and inspiring, who regenerate by taking risks and reinvent themselves each time”, according to Festival de Cannes President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux. “Her acting skills and engagement as a director will allow her to cast a valuable and expert eye on the films presented”.

Valeria Golino
Director, actress, producer

Early on in her career, Italian-born Valeria Golino was awarded the Prize of Best Actress for her role in Francesco Maselli’s A Tale of Love at the Venice Film Festival in 1986. Her career became international and she notably appeared in Barry Levinson’s Rain Man (1988), Jim Abrahams’ Hot Shots! (1991) and Hot Shots! 2 (1993), Emanuele Crialese’s Respiro (2002), Antonio Capuano’s Mario’s War (2005), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s Actrices (2007) and Paolo Virzi’s Human Capital (2013). She directed her first film, Miele, presented at the Festival de Cannes in the Un Certain Regard selection (2013). She appeared in Giuseppe M. Gaudino’s Per Amor Vostro, which won her the Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival (2015). She directed Euforia, cheered in the Un Certain Regard selection at the Festival de Cannes (2018), and came back the following year in competition as an actress with Portrait of a lady on fire by Céline Sciamma, Awarded best screenplay (2019). She recently finished filming Edoardo De Angelis’ series La vita bugiarda degli adulti. She’s currently working on her first series as a director: L’arte della gioia.

Debra Granik
United States

Debra Granik is the director and co-writer of Winter’s Bone, which premiered and won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2010. The film was nominated for 4 Oscars, including Best Picture. Granik and co-writer Anne Rosellini were also Oscar-nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Her first film, Down To The Bone won Granik the Best Director prize at the 2004 Sundance. In 2015, she completed Stray Dog, a feature documentary, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Her most recent film, Leave No Trace, premiered at Sundance 2018 and was included in the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes 2018. She is currently editing a longitudinal documentary shot over the past 5 years about the experiences of people reentering New York City after incarceration. Her next project is an adaptation of the non-fiction book, “Nickel and Dimed” by Barbara Ehrenreich.

Joanna Kulig

Actress and singer, Joanna Kulig was born in Poland. Graduate of the Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Krakow, she devoted herself at the beginning of her career to singing and television roles which earned her numerous awards. In 2011, she played alongside Juliette Binoche in Elles by Malgorzata Szumowska. In 2015, she played in Agnus Dei by Anne Fontaine, selected at the Sundance Film Festival. Muse of Pawel Palikowski, she starred in The Woman in the FifthIda (Oscar for best foreign language film), and Cold War. The film has been selected in competition at the Festival de Cannes 2018, received the price for Best Director and the European Film Award for best actress. In 2020, she appeared in the series The Eddy co-directed by Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle. She just finished filming She Came to Me by Rebecca Miller and will be in the upcoming film Kompromat by Jérôme Salle.

Benjamin Biolay
Singer-songwriter, producer, actor

Musician with numerous awards including 6 Victoires de la Musique, notably best male singer and album of the year for “Grand Prix”, Benjamin Biolay is also a remarkable and recognized actor. He made his movie debut with Stella de Sylvie Verheyde (2009), winning the César for best supporting actor. He has since acted in approximately 30 films, including On a Magical Night by Christophe Honoré which was presented at Un Certain Regard in 2019, and France by Bruno Dumont which was selected in competition at the Festival de Cannes in 2021. He wrote the score for several films, including La Guerre est déclarée by Valérie Donzelli (2011) and L’homme qu’on aimait trop by André Téchiné (2014). In 2020, Benjamin Biolay was featured in The Eddy, the series by Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle. He will soon appear in Un Hiver en été by Laëtitia Masson and La Ligne by Ursula Meier.

Édgar Ramírez
Actor, producer

Actor and producer, Edgar Ramirez was born in Venezuela. His films credits include The Bourne Ultimatum by Paul Greengrass, Che by Steven Soderbergh, Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow, Cartel by Ridley Scott, Carlos by Olivier Assayas presented out of competition at the Festival de Cannes 2010, Hands of Stone by Jonathan Jakubowicz also presented out of competition in 2016, during a tribute to Robert De Niro. Ramirez was recently seen starring in Disney’s Jungle Cruise and Universal’s The 355. In 2020, he starred in HBO’s The Undoing which was their most-watched show of the year.  In 2022, he is upcoming in Netflix’s Florida Man, a drama series for which he plays the titular role as well as Lionsgate’s Borderlands. Ramírez is a two-time Golden Globe nominee for his performances as Carlos the Jackal in Carlos by Olivier Assayas and as Gianni Versace in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

Valeria Golino © Chieregato
Édgar Ramírez © John Russo
Debra Granik © Johan Bergmark
Benjamin Biolay © Mathieu César
Joanna Kulig © Marcin Kempski

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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



Grand Prix (jointly awarded)

CLOSE directed by Lukas DHONT



 STARS AT NOON directed by Claire DENIS


Award for Best Director


Award for Best Screenplay


Jury Prize (jointly awarded)

EO  directed by Jerzy SKOLIMOWSKI




75th anniversary Prize



Award for Best Actress


directed by Ali ABBASI

Award for Best Actor

SONG Kang-ho in BROKER

directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu

Short Films

Palme d’or




Special Mention



Un Certain Regard

Un Certain Regard Prize


 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


« 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


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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