Cannes: 2021 film winners | 2021


Award winners and jury – Photo Closing Ceremony 2021 © Valery Hache / AFP

“It was an extraordinary festival. It was meant to be, and it certainly delivers on its promise. For 12 days, the 74th Festival de Cannes celebrated our meeting with cinema as a major international event full of discoveries, encounters and sharing.

On the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, the head of ceremonies, Doria Tillier, joined the feature film jury chaired by Spike Lee and consisting of Matty Diop, Mylene Farmer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hausner, Melanie Laurent, Kleber Mendonca Filho, Tahir Rahim and Song Kang Ho, to announce About the 2021 Awards Ceremony.

Feature Films
Palm Door
Titan, directed by Julia Decournau

The award was presented by Sharon Stone and Spike Lee.

Julia DiCournau said, “There is so much beauty and emotion to be found in what cannot be called. Thank you to the jury for inviting more diversity in our cinematic experiences and in our lives. And thank you to the jury for letting the monsters in.”

Grand Prix (ex aequo)
Ghahraman (Hero), directed by Asghar Farhadi

CABINET N°6 (Cabin No. 6) directed by Juho Kuzmanزمان

The award was presented by American director Oliver Stone.

Asghar Farhadi said, “I remember, that was thirty-six years ago. I was thirteen years old and had made my first short film with the resources that I had available. Since then I have been writing and producing films despite the difficulties and pressures. I still hope to question the society around me. and increase awareness.

Juho Kosmanen said, “The past two weeks seemed very long. This movie is the story of a relationship between two people, but all the stories involve relationships between people.”

best director

The award was presented by Italian actress and director Valeria Golino.

Ron and Russell Mail, the Sparks duo, said: “Eight years ago Ron and I came to Cannes. We first met Leos Carax and we thanked him for using one of our songs in his Holy Motors. He’s a great French director, a great filmmaker. We were so touched to have a role in this project “.

best scenario
HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke & TAKAMASA Oe to drive my car

The award was presented by British director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold.

Hamaguchi Ryosuke said, “I am obviously thinking of the author of the short story that inspired this movie, Haruki Murakami. I also want to make it clear that I did not write this script on my own. TAKAMASA Oe is a full-time screenwriter, but he constantly encourages me to write. I am very grateful to him. He is A very long film but it has always encouraged me to move forward with the project. I would like to thank the people who put the script into pictures. If you liked it, it was well played and I also want to thank the actors. They contributed greatly to the success of the film.”

Jury Prize (ex aequo)

HA’BERECH (Covenant’s Knee), directed by Nadav Lapid

The award was presented by British actor Rosamund Pike.

Nadav Lapid said: “Before the shooting, the situation was very delicate and complex. My producer asked me if I thought we could do it: I said yes, but I am a director, I say yes to everything! She chose to believe me, and with that she was irrational and reckless. This is it The most beautiful qualities one can have in filmmaking. Thank you to all the irrational and reckless people in the world.”

Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL said: “Thank you to our team in Colombia and Mexico, this award has been dedicated to you. Tilda Swinton, Jane Ballbar, Agnes Bricky… You have given me the greatest gift of the soul. Tilda, we talked a lot about that dream, and here we are. You are one of the most Humans are excellence, you have taken me under your wing and I am fortunate to be with you.

Best Actress
Renate Rinsev in The Worst Person in the World (The Worst Person in the World)
Directed by Joachim Trier

The award was presented by South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun.

“This award goes to a lot of people,” said Rinat Rinzev. “It was a team effort, everything came together so easily!”

best actor
Caleb Landry Jones in Netram
Directed by Justin Kurzel

The award was presented by French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos.

short films
Palm Door
Tian Xia Wu Ya (All the Crows in the World) directed by Tang Yi

special notice
August Sky (August Sky), directed by Jasmine Tenucci

The Palme d’Or and special mention It was presented by Sameh Alaa, member of the jury for short films and the Palme d’Or for short films 2020, and Mounia Medawar, member of the jury of Un Certain Regard.

Jasmine Tenucci said, “I am very happy. This is my second short film, my budget was limited, my producer was 25 years old and my actress is a freelancer. If you want to work with a great actress, come and ask me!”

Honorary Palme d’Or
As American actress and director Jodie Foster was awarded an Honorary Palme d’Or at the opening ceremony on May 6, Italian director Marco Bellocchio was awarded this evening’s Medal for his exceptional career.

The trophy was presented to him by Paolo Sorrentino.

Marco Bellocchio said: “I would like to share this award with all the people who are part of my film family. I am so touched. I am so glad you remembered Michele Piccoli, who you worked with. He and Anouk Emmy received the acting award for Leap in the Dark.” (Le Saut dans le vide) in 1979. The things I achieved I did with imagination and courage. A director must be able to show these qualities.”

golden camera
MURINA, directed by Antonita Alamat Kocijanovic, unveiled as part of LA QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS

The Golden Camera was presented by Melanie Thierry, the head of the jury for this first film.

Like the film’s winning co-writer, Frank Graziano, who said, “The director put all her heart into making the film, she gave birth to her first child yesterday watching the ceremony from Dubrovnik.”

Supreme Technical Commission (CST)
CST Artist-Technician Award
Vladislav Obiliants (Russia), Head of Photography, Petrov Flow, by Kirill Serebnikov

CST Young Film Technician Award
Armans Durex, Principal Sound Engineer Mi Yupita, Moon Amor, by Noemi Merlant.

a certain look
Un Certain Regard Award
RAZZHIMAYA KULAKI (Disengagement of the fist)

Directed by Kira Kovalenko

Jury Prize
great freedom

Directed by Sebastian Mayes

band award
A good mother

Directed by Hafsia Herzi

Courage Award

Directed by Theodora Anna Mihai

Authenticity Award

Directed by Waldemar Johansson

special notice
Night of Fire (Prayer for the Loot)

Directed by Tatiana Hizu

First prize
baby salamander

Directed by Theo Deggin

INSAS, Belgium

The second prize

Directed by Yoon Daewon

Korea National University of the Arts, South Korea

Combined 3rd Prize
Through the city’s short rotating love stories (Love Stories on the Go)

Directed by Karina Gabriella Dashovino



Directed by Rodrigo Ribeiro

International Film Academy, Brazil

Final screening of the 74th Cannes Festival: OSS 117, Alerte rouge en Afrique noire (From Africa with Love), the third part of the adventures of Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath was presented to festival-goers at the end of the awards ceremony in the presence of director Nicolas Bedos, actors Jean Dujardin and Pierre Nene and actors and staff.”

Text and image courtesy of Cannes


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