Update to get the latest…: The 74th Cannes Film Festival is drawing to a close tonight with the winners of the main awards to be announced shortly from the Grand Théâtre Lumière inside the Palais. The return of Cannes this year, after the pandemic forced its cancellation in 2020, has been an interesting affair, packed with Covid evidence, fewer crowds, despite a group of tourists on vacation, and above all a new official selection of competence.
Among the best entries received this year is Ryusuke Hamaguchi Drive my car, a haunting and introspective drama about secrets, regrets, and long-standing revelations that were largely revealed while riding in a moving car, and also the longest-running film in the competition at just three hours.
Also making a splash is former Cannes award winner Asghar Farhadi with A hero, a thought-provoking story about a good deed gone wrong. By Joachim Trier The worst person in the world was widely praised and acquired by Neon after a fight for the North American rights. Paul Verhoeven, meanwhile, returned with a gripping period piece. Benedetta, based on the true story of a 17th century abbess whose claims of mystical visions and miracles were investigated by the Catholic Church in a trial that lasted from 1619 to 23.
Leos Carax Opener Annette, The audacious by Julia Ducournau TitansBy Sean Baker Red rocket, Apichatpong Weerasthakul’s MemoryBy Juho Kuosmanen Compartment No. Six and Wes Anderson The French office so it sparked an argument.
Annually, the outcome here in Cannes is anything but predictable, and Spike Lee’s jury could go either way. We’ll know more in a moment, so check back as we update the winners below:
Murine, dir: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic
Short film Palme d’Or
All the ravens in the world, you: Tang Yi
Special mention: August skyyou: Jasmin Tenucci