The 71st edition of Festival de Cannes announced the winners of the event's most prestigious prizes: the Palme d’Or at the closing ceremony held on the 20th of May.
21 films competed for the Palme d’Or, which was won by Shoplifters by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Under the presidency of Benicio Del Toro (Puerto Rican-American actor), the Jury for the Un Certain Regard section was comprised of Annemarie Jacir (Palestinian director and writer), Kantemir Balagov (Russian director), Virginie Ledoyen (French actress) and Julie Huntsinger (American executive director, Telluride Film Festival).
Un Certain Regard 2018 presented 18 films in competition. Six of them were first films.
Here is the full list of winners:
In competition Winners
Palme d’Or: Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda
Grand Prix: BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee
Jury Prize: Capernaum, Nadine Labaki
Special Palme d’Or: The Image Book, Jean-Luc Godard
Best Actress: Samal Yeslyamova, Akya
Best Actor: Marcello Fonte, Dogman
Best Director: Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Best Screenplay: Alice Rohrwacher, Happy as Lazzaro, & Nader Saeivar, Three Faces
Camera d’Or: Girl, Lukas Dhont
Short Film Palme d’Or: All These Creatures, Charles Williams
Queer Palm (Feature): Girl, Lukas Dhont
Queer Palm (Short): The Orphan, Carolina Markowicz
Un Certain Regard Winners
Un Certain Regard: Border, Ali Abbasi
Best performance: Victor Polster, Girl
Best director: Sergei Loznitsa, Donbass
Jury special prize: João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora, Chuva é Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos (The Dead and the Others)
First Prize: Paul Est Là (Paul Is Here), Valentina Maurel - The Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS), Belgium
Second Prize: Heyvan (Animal), Bahram Ark and Bahman Ark - Iranian National School of Cinema, Iran
Third Prize Deux Égarés Sont Morts (Two Youths Died), Tommaso Usberti - La Fémis, France
Camera d'or Winner: Girl, Lukas Dhont
The 71st Festival de Cannes edition was held from the 8th-20th of May.
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