It’s been an exceptional Festival. It was supposed to be, and it’s certainly lived up to its promise. For 12 days, the 74th Festival de Cannes has celebrated our reunion with the cinema as a great international event full of discoveries, encounters and sharing.
Just as American actress-director Jodie Foster was awarded an honorary Palme d’or at the Opening Ceremony on 6 July, Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio has received the distinction this evening for his exceptional career. The trophy was presented to him by Paolo Sorrentino.
On the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, the Master of Ceremonies, Doria Tillier, was joined by the Feature Film Jury chaired by Spike Lee and composed 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 2021 Awards.
TITANE directed by Julia DUCOURNAU
Grand Prix (ex aequo)
GHAHREMAN (A Hero) directed by Asghar FARHADI
HYTTI N°6 (Compartment N°6) directed by Juho KUOSMANEN
Leos CARAX for ANNETTE
HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke & TAKAMASA Oe for DRIVE MY CAR
Jury Prize (ex aequo)
MEMORIA directed by Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL
HA’BERECH (Ahed’s Knee) directed by Nadav LAPID
Best Performance by an Actress
Renate REINSVE in VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE (The Worst Person in the World)
directed by Joachim TRIER
Best Performance by an Actor
Caleb LANDRY JONES in NITRAM
directed by Justin KURZEL
TIAN XIA WU YA (All the Crows in the World) directed by TANG Yi
CÉU DE AGOSTO (August Sky) directed by Jasmin TENUCCI
MURINA directed by Antoneta ALAMAT KUSIJANOVIĆ unveiled in the frame of LA QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS
HIGHER TECHNICAL COMMISSION(CST)
CST Award for Technical Artistry
Vladislav OPELIANTS (Russia), Chief Director of Photography, PETROV’S FLU by Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV
CST Young Film Technician Award
Armance DURIX, Head Sound Engineer, MI IUBITA, MON AMOUR by Noémie MERLANY
The final 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 festival-goers at the end of the Awards Ceremony in the presence of director Nicolas Bedos, actors Jean Dujardin and Pierre Niney and cast and crew.