Jury and award winners – Photo closing ceremony 2021 © Valery Hache / AFP
“It was an extraordinary festival. It should be, and it definitely did what it promised. For 12 days, the 74th Festival de Cannes will celebrate our reunion with the cinema as a major international event full of discoveries, encounters and exchanges.
On the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, in addition to the master of ceremonies Doria Tillier, the feature film jury chaired by Spike Lee, consisting of Mati Diop, Mylène Farmer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hausner, Mélanie Laurent, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Tahar Rahim and Song Kang-ho , for the announcement of the awards in 2021. “
TITANE Directed by Julia DUCOURNAU
“The award was presented by Sharon Stone and Spike Lee.
Julia DUCOURNAU said: “There is so much beauty and emotion in that which cannot be pigeonholed. Thanks to the jury for calling for more diversity in our film experiences and in our lives. And thanks to the jury for letting the monsters in.
Grand Prize (ex aequo)
GHAHREMAN (A Hero) directed by Asghar FARHADI
CABIN No. 6 (compartment No. 6) under the direction of Juho KUOSMANEN
The award was presented by the American director Oliver Stone.
Asghar FARHADI said, “I remember it was thirty-six years ago. I was thirteen years old and made my first short film with the means at my disposal. Since then I have been writing and making films, despite the difficulties, despite the pressure. I still have the hope of questioning the society around me and creating awareness.
Juho KUOSMANEN said: “The last two weeks have seemed so long to me. This film is the story of a relationship between two people, but all stories involve relationships between people. “
Leos CARAX for ANNETTE
The award was presented by the Italian actress and director Valeria Golino.
Ron and Russell Mael, the Sparks duo, said, “Eight years ago Ron and I came to Cannes. We first met Leos Carax and thanked him for using one of our songs in his film Holy Motors. He’s a great French director, a great filmmaker. We are very touched to have played a role in this project. “
HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke & TAKAMASA Oe for DRIVE MY CAR
The award was presented by the British director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold.
HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke said, “I am obviously thinking of the writer of the short story who inspired this film, Haruki Murakami. I also want to make it clear that I did not write this script alone. TAKAMASA Oe is a full-time screenwriter, but he is always encouraging me to write. I am very grateful to him. It’s a very long film, but it has always encouraged me to go ahead with the project. I want to thank the people who turned the script into pictures. If you liked it, it was played well and I would also like to thank my actors. They made a major contribution to the success of the film. “
Jury Prize (ex aequo)
MEMORIA Directed by Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL
HA’BERECH (Ahed’s Knee) directed by Nadav LAPID
The award was presented by the British actress Rosamund Pike.
Nadav LAPID said: “Before the shooting, the situation was very delicate and complicated. My producer asked me if I thought we could do it: I said yes, but I’m a director, I say yes to everything! She chose to believe me and was irrational and inconsiderate at it. Those are the most beautiful qualities one can have in order to make films. Thanks to all irrational and inconsiderate people in the world. “
Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL said: “Thanks to our teams in Colombia and Mexico, I dedicate this award to you. Tilda Swinton, Jeanne Balibar, Agnes Brekke … you gave me the greatest gift of the Spirit. Tilda, we’ve talked a lot about this dream, and here we are. You are one of the most remarkable people, you have taken me under your wing and I am very happy to be with you.
Best performance by an actress
Renate REINSVE IN THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD
Directed by Joachim TRIER
The award was presented by the South Korean actor LEE Byung-hun.
Renate REINSVE said: “This award goes to so many people. It was a joint effort, everything came together so easily!
Best performance by an actor
Caleb LANDRY JONES in NITRAM
Directed by Justin KURZEL
The award was presented by the French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos.
TIAN XIA WU YA (All the Crows in the World) directed by TANG Yi
AUGUST SKY (August Sky) directed by Jasmin TENUCCI
The Palme d’Or and the special mention were presented by Sameh Alaa, member of the jury for short films and Palme d’Or for short films 2020, and Mounia Meddour, member of the Un Certain Regard jury.
Jasmin TENUCCI said: “I am very happy. This is my second short film, I was on a budget, my producer just turned 25, and my actress is a freelance. If you want to work with a great actress, come and ask me! “
Palm of honor d’or
Just as the American actress and director Jodie Foster was awarded the Palme d’Or at the opening ceremony on May 6, the Italian filmmaker Marco BELLOCCHIO received the award for his extraordinary career this evening.
The trophy was presented to him by Paolo Sorrentino.
Marco Bellocchio said: “I would like to share this award with everyone who is part of my film family. I am very moved. I am very pleased that you remember Michel Piccoli with whom I worked. He and Anouk Aimée received the 1979 acting award for A Leap into Darkness (Le Saut dans le vide). What I have achieved I did with imagination and courage. A director has to be able to demonstrate these qualities. “
MURINA directed by Antoneta Alamat KUSIJANOVIĆ as part of LA QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS. revealed
The Caméra d’or was presented by Mélanie Thierry, president of the jury for this first film selection.
The winner was represented by the film’s co-writer, Frank Graziano, who said: “The director put all her heart and soul into the film, she gave birth to her first child yesterday and is watching the ceremony from Dubrovnik. “
Higher Technical Commission (CST)
CST Artist Technician Award
Vladislav OPELIANTS (Russia), CHIEF DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, PETROV flu, by Kirill Serebrennikov
CST Young Film Technician Award
Armance DURIX, HEAD SOUND ENGINEER MI IUBITA, MON AMOUR, by Noémie Merlant.
In some respects
Un Certain Regard Award
RAZZHIMAYA KULAKI (release your fists)
Directed by Kira KOVALENKO
Director: Sebastian MEISE
Directed by Hafsia HERZI
Director: Teodora Ana MIHAI
Price of originality
Directed by Valdimar JÓHANNSSON
NIGHT OF FIRE (prayers for the stolen)
Directed by Tatiana HUEZO
The salamander child
Director: Théo Degen
Director: Yoon Daewoen
Korea National University of Arts, South Korea
Common third prize
THROUGH THE CITY DISTRICT SHORT LOVE STORIES (Love Stories on the Move)
Directed by Carina-Gabriela Dașoveanu
UNATC “IL CARAGIALE”, Romania
Directed by Rodrigo Ribeyro
International Film Academy, Brazil
The last screening of the 74th Festival de Cannes: OSS 117, Alerte rouge en Afrique noire (From Africa with Love), the third part of the adventures of Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, was shown to the festival goers at the end of the award ceremony in the presence of director Nicolas Bedos , the actors Jean Dujardin and Pierre Niney as well as the cast and crew. “
Text and images courtesy of the Cannes Festival