Julia Ducournau’s ” Titanium ” wins the Cannes Palme d’Or
New Delhi, Jul 18 (PTI) Julia Ducournau, the 37-year-old French director of “Titane”, a creepy and provocative body horror drama, has become the first female director in 28 years to win the Palme d’Or du Cannes Film Festival or so.
The awards for the 74th Cannes Film Festival were decided by a jury chaired by Spike Lee and awarded on Saturday during the closing ceremony of the event at the Grand Théâtre Lumière.
For the first time in history, women outnumbered men five to four in the jury for the main international competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
The female jury members were Mati Diop, Mylene Farmer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hausner and Melanie Laurent. Kleber Mendonca Filho, Tahar Rahim and Song Kang-ho served alongside the quintet.
Ducournau burst onto the scene with “Raw”, which won at the International Critics’ Week in 2016. She is only the second director to win the Cannes first prize.
New Zealander Jane Campion was the first woman to win the Palme d’Or for “The Piano” in 1993.
The Grand Prize, considered the second prize of the festival, was shared by two films – “A Hero” by Iranian Asghar Farhadi and “Compartment No. 6” by Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen.
Leos Carax won the award for best director for the pop-opera musical “Annette”, the star of Marion Cotillard-Adam Driver with whom the festival kicked off on July 6.
The Golden Camera for best first film screened at Cannes this year went to the drama “Murina”, a Directors’ Fortnight title directed by New York-based Croatian filmmaker Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic.
The jury awarded the award for best actor to Caleb Landry Jones for his lead performance in Australian director Justin Kurzel’s “Nitram,” a disturbing look into the mind of a mass murderer.
The award for Best Actress went to the late Norwegian Renate Reinsve, whose performance in “The Worst Persona in the World” by Nordic author Joachim Trier has aroused critical enthusiasm.
The jury selected the screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe for critics’ favorite “Drive My Car”, the screen adaptation of the first of a short story by Haruki Murakami of the same name.
The Jury Prize was shared by Ahed’s Knee by Nadav Lapid and “Memoria” by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, by far one of the top rated films of the entire festival. PTI CORR SHD SHD
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