After 21 world premieres, almost two weeks of crimson carpet exhibits and 1000’s of digital camera flashes, the 76th Cannes Film Festival concluded on Saturday with the presentation of its high award, the Palme d’Or.
One of essentially the most prestigious movie awards shall be determined by this yr’s jury, chaired by two-time Palme d’Or winner, Ruben Östlund, Swedish director. The closing night time of the ceremony shall be a brief ceremony earlier than the movie, Pixar’s animation “Elemental”.
Any of the 21 movies introduced in the primary competitors at Cannes can win the Palme d’Or. Among this yr’s favourite films is Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest,” a chilling adaptation by Martin Amis a few German household who lives subsequent door. Auschwitz; Danish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki’s deadpan romance “Fallen Leaves”; and “Anatomy of a Fall,” Justin Truitt’s twisted courtroom drama from the French Alps.
Two of them, “Anatomy of a Fall” and “The Zone of Interest”, star German actress Sandra Hüller, a possible Best Actress nominee.
The competition’s Un Certain Regard part handed out its awards on Friday, awarding first prize to Molly Manning Walker’s debut characteristic, “How to Have Sex.”
Saturday’s ceremony kicks off an version of Cannes that hasn’t lacked in leisure, stars or controversy.
The strongest premiers got here out of the competitors. Martin Scorsese begins his Osage homicide epic “Killers of the Flower Moon,” an expansive imaginative and prescient of American exploitation starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone. “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” Harrison Ford’s farewell, begins with a tribute to Ford. And Wes Anderson launched “Asteroid City”.
The competition opened on a controversial word. “Jeanne du Barry”, a interval drama co-starring Johnny Depp as Louis XV, was featured because the opening night time movie. The premiere marked Depp’s highest-profile look because the conclusion of his explosives trial final yr with ex-wife Amber Heard.
The collection of “Jean du Barry” added to Cahn’s criticism for being too hospitable to males accused of abusive habits.
Cannes, which requires competing movies to satisfy France’s strict theatrical launch guidelines, has been at a standoff with Netflix lately. Interestingly, although, a Netflix launch might win the Palme d’Or. After Todd Haynes’ “May December”, starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, premiered in competitors, Netflix picked it up for North American distribution for $11 million.