CANNES, May 23 – RIA Novosti Cannes Film Festival Results of this year came as a surprise for all -. None of the films following the public has not received the Grand Prix or the Palme d’Or, the jury decided to give a major prize Briton Ken Loach’s festival for his social drama “I, Daniel Blake,” making all the predictions and preferences of critics useless.
this year, the fate of the movie decided the jury, chaired by Australian director George Miller. Also, it includes an American actress Kirsten Dunst and her French colleague, Vanessa Paradis, film director Arnaud Desplechin, Italian actress and filmmaker Valeria Golino, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes, producer Iran Katayun Shahabi and Canadian actor and producer Donald Sutherland.
The forecasts are useless
After the announcement of the results once it became clear that all the forecasts and estimates critics were absolutely useless. George Miller kept his promise made at a press conference at the beginning of the festival, and did not listen to the crowd
Critics in the early days were defined with the minions -. Public immediately fell in love with a three-hour German comedy “Tony Erdman, “the young director Marin Ed. According to the magazine Screening daily, this film critics gave one of the most high ratings in the history of the festival -. 3.7 points out of 4
It is also among the favorites called “American cutie” Andrea Arnold, “Paterson” Jim Jarmusch, “Loving” by Jeff Nichols and the return of Paul Verhoeven with the movie “It” on European soil.
at the same time such films as “Aquarius” Kléber Filho Mendonça, “Neon demon” Nicolas Winding Refn and “Graduation” Christian Mungiu split the critics into two camps – one they are very loved, while others criticized
What the jury decided
The forecasts come true only in relation to Arnold, which left the jury prize.. Grand Prix was awarded “child Festival” by Xavier Dolan, who has received this award for his film “Mummy”, while critics took this job is cool. The prize for best director jury awarded a Romanian Cristian Mungiu for his film about the agony of choice “Graduation” and Olivier Assayas for thriller with Kristen Stewart “Personal Shopper”, which many booed during the first show. Practice has shown that the whistle did not whistle, but the jury decides in its own
Iran’s psychological drama “Salesman” took two prizes -. Asghar Farhadi won the award for best screenplay, and Shahab Hosseini – for Best Actor. Best actress became Jacqueline Jose, who starred in the film Filipino Briyante Mendoza “Ma ‘Rosa”. When the actress uttered his acceptance speech, Dolan was not able to hold back the tears. However, the young director as a whole was very emotional at this gala evening – his own acceptance speech repeatedly interrupted by sobs
Jury Chairman George Miller told reporters that it would be incorrect to explain the jury’s decision.. “Let’s not go into the mathematics of things – it is a film 21, 21. Maybe there are some films that could be awarded … I think we are arguing for longer than many of the jury, and the innuendo between us was not” , – said Miller
He said that the jury tried not to listen to other people’s opinion.. “Moreover, when you are on the jury at Cannes, there is a certain confidentiality which must be respected, so it would be wrong to say to me, why some films have been selected, and any excluded … We did everything we could” , – he added
A special prize Palme D’Honneur was French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud, who starred in the films of François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Bernardo Bertolucci.. The program “Shorts” prize took Spanish director Juanjo Gimenez for the film “Timecode”.
Russia has been presented in this year’s animated film Harry Bardin “Listening to Beethoven” in the framework Fortnight directors and painting Kirill Serebrennikov’s “The Apprentice,” the second most important competition program “Un Certain Regard”. Unfortunately, the “Apprentice” has not received any prize in the program, but now evaluated in the framework of the name of the French journalist prize and cinema historian Francois Chalet.
On the other hand, “Un Certain Regard” time bonuses awarded film ” The happiest day of my life Olli Maki “Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen. Special prize “Un Certain Regard” was the Dutch director Michael Dadok de Wit for his animated film “Red turtle”, a prize for the best screenplay went Frenchwomen Dolphin and Muriel Kulan for the film “Voir du pays”, the prize for best director was Matt Ross, who brought in Cannes picture “Captain Fantastic”. Jury Prize was awarded Koji Fukada for the film “Harmonium”.