Leos Karaks was awarded the Best Director award for ‘Annette’. The Best Actor award went to Caleb Landry for ‘Nitrum’, while the Best Actress award went to Rinette Reinsway.
Director Julia Dukornu (centre)
French film director Julia Ducournau has been awarded the Palm d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival for her film Titan, making her the first female director to win the award in 28 years. The selection for the awards at this film festival was done by a jury headed by Spike Lee. The awards were presented at the closing ceremony of the 74th Cannes Film Festival at the Grand Theater Lumire on Saturday. For the first time in the history of the film festival, the main international competition jury had more women than men.
Dukornu is the second female director ever to win the Palm d’Or award. Earlier, New Zealand’s Jane Kempion was awarded the Palm d’Or in 1993 for ‘The Piano’. At the same time, two films were selected for the ‘Grand Prix’, which is considered to be the second place award in the festival. It was given to Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ and Finland’s Juho Kuosamen’s ‘Compartment No. 6’.
At the same time, Leos Karaks was given the award for Best Director for ‘Annet’. The Best Actor award went to Caleb Landry for ‘Nitrum’, while the Best Actress award went to Rinette Reinsway.
Director Payal Kapadia’s “A Night of Knowing Nothing” won the Ole d’Or (Golden Eye) award for Best Documentary at the 74th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. 28 documentaries in different categories were screened at the film festival, out of which Kapadia’s documentary won the coveted award. ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’ was screened as part of ‘Director’s Fortnite’.
What is Cannes Film Festival
To be held in Cannes city of France, it is called the Maha Kumbh of films. Filmmakers and stars from all over the world participate in this film festival. Where his films are shown and later through the jury, the best films and artists are awarded. It can be considered like an Oscar award. The Oscar Awards are often in the midst of controversies, but for the time being the Cannes Film Festival has remained untouched by controversies as the films screened in it are mostly out of commercial cinema. The Cannes Film Festival stays away from controversies due to being mostly art form films and also being away from the common man’s understanding. This year the festival began on 6 July and ended with the announcements of the awards on 17 July.
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