The main award of the 69th Cannes film festival jury headed by Australian filmmaker George Miller was awarded the film “I, Daniel Blake” Ken Loach. It is wonderful work with social fuse, on a topical issue not only in the UK. But the jury overturned all forecasts of experts. Not all the awards went the clear favorites. Completely stayed away from them – Jim Jarmusch, Paul Verhoeven, and Bruno Dumont.
A scene from the movie “I, Daniel Blake” Ken Loach
The film Loach talks about the issue of social support for people facing difficult situations who are experiencing health problems. Loach waited so long for this award until it has been presented in 2006 for not the best picture “the Wind that shakes the wind”. And here again the “Palme d’or”.
Grand Prix – pictures of the young Yes early, is clearly overrated in Cannes 26-year-old canadian Director Xavier Dolan</strong>. He is noted for his “Just the end of the world”where he first starred the stars of the first magnitude, “Golden reserve” of French cinema. The film tells about a dying from AIDS 34-year-old man who came to his family, as if to say goodbye, but they will not hear.
Best Director – Christian Mungiu from Romania, who shot the picture “Prom”, and already having the “Palme d’or” in 2007. The picture is gorgeous and could claim the main prize. Suddenly, Manju shared the award for French Director Olivier Assayas film, in which the favorites and did not appear. This is a “Personal buyer” about the girl, acquiring a rich client for the most expensive jewelry and clothes. But it’s not just in this story, she lies on the surface. The heroine is haunted by the spirits of the dead.
The jury prize went to sensual and transmitting the spirit of the young American painting “American honey” British women Arno Arnold, who worked for the first time in the United States.
In the most unexpected way distribute acting awards. And choose from what was. The best actor was Shahab Hosseini in Iranian film “Salesman” by Asghar Farhadi. And he Farhadi received the award for best screenplay. Best actress the jury found the Filipina jacklyn Jose in the film “MA Rosa” Brillante Mendoza. She is life itself, unsophisticated exists in the frame, as there would be children or animals. She is no trace of virtuosity and brilliance Isabelle Huppert, who received nothing for his excellent work in the film “She” by Paul Verhoeven. Huppert have already got two acting awards in Cannes for “the Pianist” and “Violetta Nozer”, but that was in 2002 and 1978.
Frame from the film “Salesman” by Asghar Farhadi
Recall that the leaders were paintings: “Toni Erdmann” Maren Ade (Germany), “Paterson” by Jim Jarmusch (USA), “She” by Paul Verhoeven (France), “Aquarius” Kleber mendonça Filho (Brazil), “Prom” Christian Mungiu (Romania), “still waters run deep”, Bruno Dumont (France).
“Palme d’or” in the short competition went to the film “Timecode”. The prize for best directorial debut marked the tape “Divine” Howdy Benjamin.
On the eve of the film “Student” directed by Kirill Serebrennikov was awarded the independent award named after journalist Francois Chalais.
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