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WINNERS OF OFFICIAL SELECTION
Winner of the Palme D’or: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. (ISA: The Match Factory)
Grand Prix (runner-up): Des Hommes Et Des Dieux (Of God and Men), directed by Xavier Beauvois. (ISA: Wild Bunch)
Prix de la Mise en Scene (best director): Mathieu Amalric for Tournée (On Tour) (ISA: Le Pacte)
Prix du Scenario (best screenplay): Poetry by Lee Chang-dong (ISA: Finecut)
Camera d’Or (best first feature): Año Bisiesto directed by Michael Rowe (ISA: Pyramide Int’l)
Prix du Jury (jury prize): A Screaming Man directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Pyramide Int’l)
Prix d’interpretation feminine (best actress): Juliette Binoche for Certified Copy (directed by Abbas Kiarostami) (ISA: MK2)
Prix d’interpretation masculine (best actor – a Tie): Javier Bardem for Biutiful (directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu) (ISA: Focus Features Int’l)
Elio Germano for La Nostra Vita (directed by Daniele Luchetti ♀) (ISA: Celluloid Dreams)
Palme d’Or (short film): Chienne d’Histoire directed by Serge Avedikian
Fipresci (Intl. Federation of Film Critics) Prize: Mathieu Amalric’s Tournee (On Tour). FipresciI awards go to one outstanding film in Cannes Competition, Un Certain Regard and either Directors’ Fortnight or Critics’ Week. Tour is Amalric’s fourth directorial feature. Based on critical ratings, this was a surprise but it was a bet on “the future, new auteurs and masters,” said FIPRESCI jury prexy Alin Tasciyan. Tour is sold by Le Pacte. In a unanimous decision, Fipresci’s Un Certain Regard award went to the Elle Driver-sold Pal Adrienn, by Hungary’s Agnes Kocsis ♀.
Cannes’ Ecumenical Jury Prix went to one of the best received films in Competition this year, Des hommes et des Dieux (Of Gods and Men), Xavier Beauvois’ chronicle of events leading up to the massacre of a group of Trappist monks in the Algerian highlands. ISA: Wild Bunch.
Headed by director-writer Claire Denis, the Un Certain Regard jury awarded
Best Acting Awards to Adela Sanchez, Eva Blanco and Victoria Raposo, the three actresses of Ivan Fund and Santiago Loza’s Argentine feature Los labios (The Lips) sold by Latinofusion.
Un Certain Regard Jury Prize went to Octubre (October) sold by Umedia.
Queer Palm Award: In its first rendition, it went to Greg Araki’s Kaboom which played Out of Competition (ISA: Wild Bunch)
The Festival de Cannes lived up to its name in its selection of its 18 Competition Films from 15 countries. But an international cry went up when at the first announcement not a single picture was directed by a woman in the Competition area. (Last year there were directors Jane Campion, Isabel Coixet and Andrea Arnold). However, the Closing Night film;was then later announced and it is Julie Bertucelli’s ♀ The Tree, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas and Aden Young. It will close the 63rd Festival de Cannes on Sunday, May 23rd following the Awards Ceremony. Memento is the international sales agent. Contacts for all films are listed below.
The other women invited can be found in the special screening sidebar where Sophie Fiennes’ ♀Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow about the German artist Anselm Kiefer, one of five docs chosen to be in the festival, Sabina Guzzanti’s ♀Draquila — L’Italia che trema about the aftermath of the tremendous earthquake in Aquila, Lucy Walker’s Countdown to Zero and Luciana Bezerra’s ♀ Por Nos Mesmos, one of the 5 shorts in Brazil’s 5XFavela. Un Certain Regard gives Agnes Kocsis’ ♀ Adrienn Pal a slot. That’s 5.25 out of 34 slots or 15%
The Competition Jury itself is composed for 7 men and two women, Kate Beckinsale ♀ and Giovanna Mezzogiorno ♀. Beckinsale is quoted by Sarah Cooper ♀ in Screen Daily’s May 20 edition as saying, The way the film industry is, is that if you’re a woman, the chances are quite high that you’re going to be one of a minority — the crews are very male heavy. It’s a shame, but I’m not surprised,” says Beckinsale, who has revealed that her next project will be a feature to be directed by Karen Moncrieff ♀(The Dead Girl).
Well, they put Juliette Binoche ♀ on the poster. Cannes Festival Poster 63rd Edition May 12 – 23, 2010. The photo shows French actress Juliette Binoche writing “Cannes” with a luminous brush taken by New York-based French photographer Brigitte Lacombe ♀.
There is also a lack of a strong Asian presence compared to last year with films from the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Thailand and China. This year, Japan’s Kitano will premiere his thriller Outrage, Hideo Nakata’s Chatroom comes to A Certain Regard from Japan. South Korean Lee’s Poetry is in Competition along with South Korean director Im Sang-Soo’s Competition title, the remake Housemaid. Un Certain Regard is featuring Ha Ha Ha, directed by Hong Sangsoo.
Nor is it a strong year for Latin American cinema though Mexican director Gonzalez Inarritu is bringing Biutiful and Patricio Guzman is bringing Nostalgia de la luz from Chile into a Special Screening. Los Labios by Ivan Fund and Santiago Loza are also in Un Certain Regard as is Octubre by Daniel Vega
Doubling back on the earlier Tipped for Cannes Report, the score of Tips (TC) thus far from IW (IndieWire)= , SI (Screen Int’l)= and ion = . I got one myself (SL).
The Exodus — The Fortress: Burnt By The Sun 2 aka Utomlyonnye Solntsem 2 by Nikita Mikhalkov (Russia) Wild Bunch (SI-TC)
Another Year directed by Mike Leigh (UK) Focus Features (IW-TC)
The Princess Of Montpensier by Bertrand Tavernier (France) Studio Canal (SI-TC)
Un Homme Qui Crie aka A Screaming Man by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Belgium/ France) Pyramide Int’l
La Nostra Vita aka Our Life by Daniele Luchetti (Italy) Celluloid Dreams
Chongqing Blues aka Rizhao Chongqing by Wang Xiaoshuai (China) Films Distribution (SL-TC) A sea captain, returns from a 6 month journey when he is told that his 25-year-old son has been gunned down by the police. In his quest to understand what happened, he realizes he knew very little about his own son. He starts a journey back to Chongqin, a city he once lived. He will understand the impact of his paternal repeated absence on the life of his child.
OUT OF COMPETITION:
Carlos the Jackal by Olivier Assayas (France) StudioCanal (IW-TC)
Wall Street 2 by Oliver Stone (USA) 20th Century Fox (IW-TC)
Kaboom by Gregg Araki (USA) Wild Bunch (IW-TC)
5XFavela compiled by Carlos Diegues and made up of five short films by Brazilian film directors Manaira Carneiro, Wagner Novais, Rodrigo Felha, Cacau Amaral, Luciano Vidigal, Cadu Barcelos, Luciana Bezerra Brazilan Cinema Promotion
Nostalgia de la luz by Patricio Guzman (Chile), a Sundance project. Pyramide Int’l (SI-TC)
UN CERTAIN REGARD:
I Wish I Knew by Jia Zhang Ke
Carancho by Pablo Trapero (Argentina, So. Korea) Finecut. This is the second Argentinean South Korean coproduction in Cannes after Lions Den two years ago by Trapero. Ad Vitam has France and Disney has Argentina rights.
Simon Werner a Disparu… by Fabrice Gobert
Film Socialism by Jean Luc Godard (France) Wild Bunch (IW-TC)
Rebecca H. aka Return to the Dogs by Lodge Kerrigan (USA) Wild Bunch (ion-TC)
Pal Adreinn aka Adrienn Pal by Agnes Kocsis (Poland) Hungary’s MMKA Fund 2008 grant. KMH Film
Life Above All by Oliver Schmitz (Germany, South Africal) A mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa. The story of the 12-year-old Chanda, who is confronted with a dark secret in a little village near to Johannesburg. Produced by Dreamer Joint Venture Filmproduktion/Berlin in co-production with Senator Film Produktion/Berlin, Niama Film/Stuttgart and Wizard/Cologne.