Before the closing ceremony and the announcement of the Palme d’Or this Saturday evening by the jury of Spike Lee, our choices completely arbitrary and without deliberation for the prizes of this 74th edition.
It smells of the stable on the heights of the Croisette, we no longer know what our name is – we were not sure when we arrived in Cannes – but we have seen all the films. On the sidelines of the negotiations of the jury of Spike Lee, whose verdict will be known on Saturday evening, the Cannes commando of Release has chosen to take a hint of height and also met in the enchanting setting of his official yacht anchored off the Lerins Islands. At the end of the sacrifice of several cubis of rosé, of a perfectly authoritarian absence of deliberations, we are in a position to communicate to you the list of the real winners of the Festival. Our list of favorites:
Palm: Memoria by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Between haunting silence and enveloping sounds, in a mixture of softness and violence, the Colombian film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul picks us up and drops us off, stunned, after two hours of vertigo.
Grand Prize: Drive My Car by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
The Japanese Ryusuke Hamaguchi describes, in a limpid staging, the moving journey of a man who tries, at the wheel of his car then as a passenger, to get closer to his missing wife.
Director’s Award: Annette by Leos Carax and Bergman Island by Mia Hansen-Love
Leos Carax opened the Cannes ball with a fanfare with a sumptuous pop opera on the descent into hell of a celebrity couple, camped by a very disturbing Adam Driver and a Marion Cotillard as a singer under influence.
From the island where the Swedish master lived, Mia Hansen-Løve weaves a double film where cinephilia collides with arthouse folklore, and couples with their fragility.
Price of the scenario: Tre Piani by Nanni Moretti
Through a bourgeois Roman building and the various people who inhabit it, the Italian filmmaker signs a film in the form of a great trial of toxic, absent or destructive paternity.
Male performance award: Avshalom Pollak in the Ahed’s knee by Nadav Lapid and Yuriy Borisov in Compartment n ° 6 by Juho Kuosmanen
In a convulsive charge against the nationalist wanderings and institutions of his country, the Israeli filmmaker invents furious forms, including against himself, with Avshalom Pollak.
The Finnish Juho Kuosmanen signs a road movie on rails through the desolate spaces of the former USSR with Yuriy Borisov.
Best Actress Award: Virginie Efira in Benedetta by Paul Verhoeven
In an explosion of pleasure and blasphemy, in the midst of an atmosphere of very appropriate contagion, the miraculous layman Paul Verhoeven makes Virginie Efira a heretical and joyful nun.
Jury Prize: France by Bruno Dumont
In a bitter but virtuoso film, Bruno Dumont paints a cruel portrait of his character played by Léa Seydoux, journalist and presenter avid celebrity ready to achieve his ends whatever the means.
Camera d’Or (a trio of indivisibles tied): I Comete by Pascal Tagnati, Bruno Reidal by Vincent Le Port and All a Night Without Knowing by Payal Kapadia
They still have their chance …
Flag Day by Sean Penn
A hero by Ashgar Farhadi
High and loud by Nabil Ayouch
Fever by Petrov by Kirill Sarebrennikov
The divide by Catherine Corsini
My wife’s story Ildiko Enyedi
The Unquiet by Joachim Lafosse
Julie (in 12 chapters)by Joachim Trier
Lingui the sacred bonds by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Nitram by Justin Kurzel
The Olympics by Jacques Audiard
Red rocket by Sean Baker
The French Dispatch by Wes Anderson
Titanium by Julia Ducournau
Everything went well by François Ozon
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