“Titane”, Palme d’or, discover the winners of the 74th Cannes Film Festival

Julia Ducournau won the Palme d’Or for “Titane”.

“Everything is chaos” sings Mylène Farmer. We could not better summarize this closing ceremony of the 74th Cannes Film Festival. Spike Lee made one of the most beautiful blunders in the history of cinema by announcing, at the start of the ceremony, the title of the film awarded the Palm, putting an end to the suspense.

But that did not prevent Julia Ducournau from bursting into tears at the announcement (the real one) of her Palme d’Or. It must be said that she becomes the second woman awarded a Palme d’Or, twenty-eight years after Jane Campion, for only her second feature film.

“It’s amazing, I don’t even know why I speak English. Thanks Spike. When I was little it was a ritual to watch the ceremony with my parents. At that time, I believed that all films were perfect because they were on this stage. Tonight I’m on this stage, even though I know he’s not perfect, people have even said that mine is monstrous. Perfection is a dead end. The monstrosity that scares some is a weapon and a force, pushing back the walls of normativity. (…) We need a more inclusive and fluid world. Thank you to the jury for calling for more diversity in our cinema experiences and in our lives and thank you to the jury for bringing in the monsters, ”said the director of“ Grave ”.

“Titane” has divided the Croisette up to our editorial staff but the gesture of Spike Lee and his jury is strong. It is a radical, ambitious, violent and powerful film which questions transidentity, the permanence of myths and virility. The whole list is very well maintained. Of course, we can regret the lack of prizes for “Petrov’s Fever”, “Les Intranquilles” or “Les Olympiades”, three films that we have defended but the jury was not wrong in rewarding the strongest proposals. aesthetic or narrative of this festival. During the press conference of the jury, we learned that “Titanium” had at least three fervent admirers, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hausner and Mylène Farmer. However, the fact that it is a woman behind the camera has never entered into the discussions. “I had never seen a woman get pregnant after having sex with a Cadillac,” summed up Spike Lee with a heck of a sense of the phrase.

The winners of the 74th Cannes Film Festival

Palme d’Or: “Titane” by Julia Ducournau

Grand jury prize ex-aequo: “A hero” by Asghar Farhadi and “Compartment number 6” by Juho Kuosmanen

Director’s Award: Leos Carax for “Annette”

Price of the scenario: Ryusuke Hamaguchi for “Drive my Car”

Best Actress Award: Renate Reinsve in “Julie (in twelve chapters)”

Jury Prize: “Le Genou d’Ahed” by Nadav Lapid and “Memoria” by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Best Actor Award: Caleb Landry Jones for “Nitram”

“I’m too moved. Many thanks to the jury, thanks to Justin (Kurzel).”

Palme d’or of honor: Marco bellocchio

The Golden Camera: “Murina” by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic

The Palme d’Or for the short film: “All the crows in the world” by Tang Yi

Special mention for “The sky for the month of August”

All reviews of films in competition

“The French Dispatch” by Wes Anderson

THE FRENCH DISPATCH features a collection of stories taken from the latest issue of an American magazine published in a fictional French town in the 20th century.

“The Olympics” by Jacques Audiard

Paris 13th district of the Olympiades. Emilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora who herself crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy. They are friends, sometimes lovers, often both.

“High and strong” by Nabil Ayouch

Anas, a former rapper, is employed in a cultural center in a popular district of Casablanca. Encouraged by their new teacher, the young people will try to free themselves from the weight of certain traditions to live their passion and express themselves through hip hop culture….

“Red Rocket” by Sean Baker

Mikey Saber returns to his hometown of Texas after years of pornstar career in Los Angeles. He is not really welcome there …
Without money, without a job, he has to return to live with his ex-wife and his mother-in-law …
To pay his rent, he resumes his little schemes but a meeting will give him the hope of a new start.

“Annette” by Léos Carax

Los Angeles these days. Henry is a stand-up comedian with a fierce humor. Ann, an internationally renowned singer.
Together, under the spotlight, they form a happy and glamorous couple.
The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will turn their lives upside down.

“La Fracture” by Catherine Corsini

Raf (Valéria Bruni Tedeschi) and Julie (Marina Foïs), a couple on the verge of breaking up, find themselves in an Emergency Department close to asphyxiation on the evening of a Parisian demonstration of the Yellow Vests. Their meeting with Yann (Pio Marmaï), a wounded and angry protester, will shatter everyone’s certainties and prejudices. Outside, the tension mounts. The hospital, under pressure, must close its doors. The staff are overwhelmed. The night will be long…

“Titanium” by Julia Ducournau

After a series of unexplained crimes, a father finds his son who has been missing for 10 years.
Titanium: Metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, giving very hard alloys.

“France” by Bruno Dumont

“France” is at the same time the portrait of a woman, journalist on television, of a country, ours, and of a system, that of the media.

“The Story of My Wife” by Ildiko Enyedi

Jacob is a sea captain. One day, he makes a bet with a friend in a cafe: he will marry the first woman who crosses the threshold. That’s when Lizzy enters …

“A Hero” by Asghar Farhadi

Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don’t go as planned …

“Drive my Car” by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

While he cannot recover from a personal drama, Yusuke Kafuku, actor and theater director, agrees to stage Uncle Vanya in a Festival in Hiroshima.
There he meets Misaki, a reserved young woman who has been assigned to him as a driver. As they travel, the increasing sincerity of their exchanges forces them to face up to their past.

“Bergman Island” by Mia Hansen-Love

A couple of filmmakers settled down to write for a summer on the Swedish island of Fårö, where Bergman lived. As their respective scenarios progress, and in contact with the wild landscapes of the island, the border between fiction and reality blurs …

“Nitram” by Justin Kurzel

In Australia in the mid-90s, Nitram lives with his parents, where time passes between loneliness and frustration.
While volunteering his services as a gardener, he meets Helen, a marginal heiress who lives alone with her animals. Together, they are building a life apart.
When Helen tragically disappears, Nitram’s anger and loneliness resurfaces. Then begins a long descent that will lead him to the worst.

“Hytti nro 6” by Juho Kusmanen

A young Finnish girl takes a train in Moscow to go to the archaeological site of Murmansk.
She will have to share her compartment with a stranger.
This cohabitation and improbable encounters will gradually bring these two beings who are in opposition to each other.

“Les Intranquilles” by Joachim Lafosse

Leïla and Damien love each other deeply. Despite his bipolarity, he tries to move on with his life with her knowing that he may never be able to give her what she wants.

“Le Genou d’Ahed” by Nadav Lapid

Y., Israeli filmmaker, arrives in a remote village at the end of the desert for the screening of one of his films. There he meets Yahalom, an official from the Ministry of Culture, and desperately throws himself into two lost fights: one against the death of freedom in his country, the other against the death of his mother.

“Tre Piani” by Nanni Moretti

A series of events will radically transform the existence of the inhabitants of a Roman building, revealing their difficulty in being a parent, brother or neighbor in a world where resentment and fear seem to have got the better of living together.
While the men are prisoners of their stubbornness, the women try, each in their own way, to mend these disunited lives and to finally transmit serenely a love that one would have thought to have disappeared forever.

“Everything went well” by François Ozon

At 85, Emmanuèle’s father was hospitalized after a stroke. When he wakes up, depressed and dependent, this curious about everything, passionately loving life, asks his daughter to help him die.

“Flag Day” by Sean Penn

John Vogel was an extraordinary character. As a child, his daughter Jennifer marveled at his magnetism and his ability to make life a great adventure. He taught her a lot about love and joy, but she will discover her secret life as a bank robber and forger.

“Lingui” by Mahamat Saleh-Haroun

In the suburbs of N’djaména in Chad, Amina lives alone with Maria, her only fifteen-year-old daughter. Her already fragile world crumbles the day she finds out that her daughter is pregnant.
This pregnancy, the teenager does not want. In a country where abortion is not only condemned by religion, but also by law, Amina finds herself facing a fight that seems lost in advance …

“Petrov’s Fever” by Kirill Serebrennikov

Weakened by a high fever, Petrov is taken by his friend Igor on a long alcoholic stroll, on the border between dream and reality. Gradually, Petrov’s childhood memories resurface and merge with the present …

“Julie (in twelve chapters)” by Joachim Trier

Julie, almost 30 years old, cannot settle down in life. While she thinks she has found some stability with Aksel, 45, a successful author, she meets the young and attractive Eivind.

“Benedetta” by Paul Verhoeven

In the 17th century, as the plague spread in Italy, the very young Benedetta Carlini joined the convent of Pescia in Tuscany. From an early age, Benedetta is able to work miracles and her presence in her new community will change many things in the lives of the sisters.

“Memoria” by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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