Jury and award winners – Photo closing ceremony 2021 © Valery Hache / AFP
“It was a great festival. It had to be, and it certainly lives up to its promises. For 12 days, the 74th Cannes Film Festival celebrated our reunion with cinema as a great international event full of discoveries, encounters and sharing.
On the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, the Master of Ceremonies, Doria Tillier, was joined by the Feature Film Jury chaired by Spike Lee and composed of Mati Diop, Mylène Farmer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hausner, Mélanie Laurent, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Tahar Rahim and Song Kang-ho, for the announcement of the 2021 Awards “.
TITANE directed by Julia DUCOURNAU
“The award was presented by Sharon Stone and Spike Lee.
Julia DUCOURNAU said: “There is so much beauty and emotion to be found in what cannot be classified. Thanks to the jury for asking for more diversity in our film experiences and in our lives. And thanks to the jury for letting the monsters in.
Grand Prix (ex aequo)
GHAHREMAN (A hero) directed by Asghar FARHADI
HYTTI N ° 6 (Compartment N ° 6) directed by Juho KUOSMANEN
The award was presented by the American director Oliver Stone.
Asghar FARHADI said: “I remember, it was thirty-six years ago. I was thirteen and I made my first short film with the resources I had available. Since then I have been writing and making films, despite the difficulties, despite the pressures. I continue to have the hope of questioning the society around me and of raising awareness.
Juho KUOSMANEN said: “The last two weeks have seemed so long. This film is the story of a relationship between two people, but all the stories involve relationships between people. “
Leone CARAX for ANNETTE
The award was presented by the Italian actress and director Valeria Golino.
Ron and Russell Mael, the Sparks duo, said: “Ron and I came to Cannes eight years ago. We first met Leos Carax and thanked him for using one of our songs in his movie Holy Motors. He is a great French director, a great director. We are very moved to have had a role in this project “.
HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke and TAKAMASA Oe for DRIVE MY CAR
The award was presented by the British director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold.
HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke said: “I’m obviously thinking about the author of the story that inspired this film, Haruki Murakami. I also want to clarify that I have not written this script myself. TAKAMASA Oe is a full time screenwriter, but he constantly encourages me to write. I am very grateful to him. It’s a very long film, but it has always encouraged me to take the project forward. I would like to thank the people who put the script into the pictures. If you liked it, it was well acted and I want to thank my actors too. They contributed greatly to the success of the film. “
Jury Prize (ex aequo)
MEMORIA directed by Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL
HA’BERECH (Ahed’s knee) directed by Nadav LAPID
The award was presented by the British actor Rosamund Pike.
Nadav LAPID said: “Before the shooting, the situation was very delicate and complicated. My producer asked me if I thought it could be done: I said yes, but I’m a director, I say yes to everything! She chose to believe me, and in this she was irrational and reckless. These are the finest qualities you can have for making movies. Thanks to all the irrational and reckless people in the world “.
Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL said: “Thanks to our teams in Colombia and Mexico, it is to you that I dedicate this award. Tilda Swinton, Jeanne Balibar, Agnes Brekke … You have given me the greatest gift of the spirit. Tilda, we’ve talked a lot about this dream, and here we are. You are one of the most extraordinary human beings, you have taken me under your protective wing and I am very lucky to be with you.
Best Performance by an Actress
Renate REINSVE in VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE (The worst person in the world)
directed by Joachim TRIER
The award was presented by South Korean actor LEE Byung-hun.
Renate REINSVE said: “This award goes to so many people. It was a collective effort, it all came together so easily!
Best Performance by an Actor
Caleb LANDRY JONES at NITRAM
directed by Justin KURZEL
The award was presented by the French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos.
TIAN XIA WU YA (All the crows in the world) directed by TANG Yi
CÉU DE AGOSTO (Sky in August) directed by Jasmin TENUCCI
The Palme d’Or and the Special Mention were presented by Sameh Alaa, member of the jury for short films and Palme d’Or for 2020 short films, and by Mounia Meddour, member of the Un Certain Regard jury.
Jasmin TENUCCI said: “I am very happy. This is my second short film, I was on a tight budget, my producer just turned 25 and my actress is freelance. If you want to work with a great actress, come and ask me! “
Honorary Palme d’Or
Just as American actress and director Jodie Foster received the Honorary Palme d’Or at the opening ceremony on May 6, Italian director Marco BELLOCCHIO received recognition tonight for his outstanding career.
The trophy was given to him by Paolo Sorrentino.
Marco Bellocchio said: “I would like to share this award with all the people who are part of my film family. I am very touched. I am very happy that you remembered Michel Piccoli, with whom I worked. He and Anouk Aimée received the acting award for A Leap in the Dark (Le Saut dans le vide) in 1979. The things that I have achieved I have done with imagination and courage. A director must be able to demonstrate these qualities “.
MURINA directed by Antoneta Alamat KUSIJANOVIĆ unveiled in the frame of LA QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS
The Caméra d’or was presented by Mélanie Thierry, president of the jury of this selection of first works.
The winner was represented by the film’s co-writer, Frank Graziano, who said: “The director put all his heart into making the film, gave birth to her first child yesterday and is watching the ceremony from Dubrovnik.” .
Superior Technical Commission (CST)
CST Artist-Technician Award
Vladislav OPELIANTS (Russia), DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, INFLUENCE OF PETROV, by Kirill Serebrennikov
CST Young Film Technician Award
Armance DURIX, SOUND ENGINEER MI IUBITA, MON AMOUR, by Noémie Merlant.
Uncertain about it
Un Certain Regard Award
RAZZHIMAYA KULAKI (Open fists)
directed by Kira KOVALENKO
directed by Sebastian MEISE
BONNE MÈRE (Good Mother)
directed by Hafsia HERZI
directed by Teodora Ana MIHAI
Award of originality
directed by Valdimar JÓHANNSSON
NOCHE DE FUEGO (Prayers for the Stoles)
directed by Tatiana HUEZO
L’ENFANT SALAMANDRE (The salamander child)
directed by Théo Degen
directed by Yoon Daewoen
Korea National University of Arts, South Korea
Third Joint Prize
PRIN ORAS CIRCULA SCURTE POVESTI DE DRAGOSTE (Love stories in motion)
directed by Carina-Gabriela Dașoveanu
UNATC “IL CARAGIALE”, Romania
directed by Rodrigo Ribeyro
Academia Internacional de Cinema, Brazil
The final screening of the 74th Cannes Film Festival: OSS 117, Alerte rouge en Afrique noire (From Africa with Love), the third part of Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath’s adventures was shown to festival goers at the end of the awards ceremony at the presence of the director Nicolas Bedos, the actors Jean Dujardin and Pierre Niney and the cast and crew “.