The picture 79-year-old film director Ken Loach «I, Daniel Blake» had «Palme d’Or» in the title of the film made the name of the protagonist -. Recently widowed childless hardworking, because of health problems has lost the last thing he had – the ability to earn a living. Blake is forced to seek help from the state and apply for benefits. In fact, it turns out that to do this for the elderly man is not easier than to prove Fermat’s theorem: the application process is fully automated, and Blake had never held in the hands of any smartphone or computer mouse – a hammer. The previous film, for which Loach received the «Palme », was «The Wind That Shakes the Barley» in 2006.
Grand Prix of the festival was 27-year-old director Xavier Dolan with the film «This is just the end of the world» . Franco-Canadian director, who shot six feature films, this year presented in Cannes story of a young writer Louis, who, after a long absence is returned to the family home, to talk about his fatal illness. Dolan first worked solely with French actors and brought to Canada of such stars as Louis Garrel, Vincent Cassel, Mariyon Cotillard, Léa Seydoux and Nathalie Baye. The director called the film “my best work».
A still from the film “This is only the end of the world “Xavier Dolan
The best director in Cannes 2016 jury found just two – Frenchman Olivier Assayas and Romanian Cristian Mungiu. First shown at the festival picture «Personal Buyer» with Kristen Stewart in the lead role, the second – the tape «Graduation» on the attack on high school student on the eve of exams
. The prize for the best screenplay went to Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, the author of the film «Salesman» . Played a major role in Shahab Hosseini celebrated his victory in the category «Best Actor» . A jury found the best actress Jaclyn Jose Filipina, starred in the film Briyante Mendoza «Mamma Rosa» .
This year, Russian films were not included in the main competition of the festival. However, the program «Un Certain Regard» , which is considered the second most important in Cannes, attended drama Kirill Serebrennikov «Apprentice» . The film about troubled teens Benjamin, who came to believe that he knows all about moral values played Petr Skvortsov and Victoria Isakova. After showing the tape Serebrennikov received positive feedback from the audience and won the Francois Chalet independent prize, which is awarded for “the best reflection of the reality of our world” since 1997. “Action « Apprentice » is happening in Russia, but it concerns us all. It is daring, bold, explosive and disturbing film, “- said in a statement the jury. A film critic Anton Dolin called the tape “a bold and uncompromising political statement against totalitarianism and clericalism, in defense of freedom of speech and independence”, – informs RIA Novosti
The main prize of «Special sight» . I was Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen with a picture of «The happiest day in the life Olli Mäki» . In his debut feature film, he told the touching story of a boxer Olli Mäki. Action romantic story takes place in Finland, 1960.
The jury of the 69th Cannes Film Festival included actress Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Paradis, and Valeria Golino, actors Mads Mikkelsen and Donald Sutherland, directors Arnaud Desplechin and Laszlo Nemes producer Katayun Shahabi, and headed its Australian director and screenwriter George Miller, known primarily for movies about Mad Max. Restarting the franchise with Tom Hardy starring Miller brought six «Oscars» . According to the organizers of the Cannes Film Festival by the director as chairman of the jury, they paid homage to genre cinema.
At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, held from 11 to 22 May, unprecedented security measures have been taken. The procedure provided hundreds of police were on standby special forces. These measures were linked to the state of emergency, introduced in France following the terrorist attacks in Paris November 13, 2015.