The 71st Cannes Film Festival came to a close today, with the announcement of the 2018 winners, decided by the Feature Film Jury presided over by Cate Blanchett. Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku directed by Kore-Eda Hirokazu was awarded the Palme d’or and BlacKkKlansman by Spike Lee won the Grand Prix.
MANBIKI KAZOKU (Shoplifters) by KORE-EDA Hirokazu
After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them…
BLACKKKLANSMAN (BlacKkKlansman) by Spike LEE
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and almost became the head of the local chapter.
CAPHARNAÜM (Capernaum) by Nadine LABAKI
ZAIN, a 12-year-old boy, faces THE JUDGE.
THE JUDGE: Why are you suing your own parents?
ZAIN: For giving me life.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Marcello FONTE in DOGMAN by Matteo GARRONE
ZIMNA WOJNA (Cold War) by Pawel PAWLIKOWSKI
BEST SCREENPLAY (tie)
Alice ROHRWACHER for LAZZARO FELICE (Happy as Lazzaro)
Jafar PANAHI for SE ROKH (3 Faces)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Samal YESLYAMOVA in AYKA by Sergey DVORTSEVOY
SPECIAL PALME D’OR
LE LIVRE D’IMAGE (The Image book) by Jean-Luc GODARD
ALL THESE CREATURES by Charles WILLIAMS
MENTION DISTINCTION BY THE JURY
YAN BIAN SHAO NIAN (On the order) by WEI Shujun
GIRL by Lukas DHONT presented at UN CERTAIN REGARD
The CST Jury decided to award the VULCAIN PRIZE FOR ARTIST-TECHNICIAN to: SHIN Joom-Hee artistic director, of BURNING for his exceptional contribution to the portrayal of his characters.