What Made This Years Cannes Grand, And The Winners
- by Juana-Shaikh
- May 27, 2019 17:30
The 72nd edition of the French Riviera’s premiere film festival returned this year with the biggest lineup. The Cannes Film Festival is considered to be the magnum opus of movie awards. They’re not only a multibillionaire franchise but a home to the finest works in cinematic history. Moreover, Its The Louvre of cinemas, paying homage to the underdogs. If you call yourself a movie fanatic, then there’s no way you would miss this Magnifique cœur de la cinema – Cannes. This year like every other year gave the viewers the most privileged sight of celebrities and movies. Cannes 2019 had many highlights including the appearance of Quentin Tarantino with his new period flick “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”.
He came along with the most prestigious cast – Brad Pitt, Leonardo Di Caprio, Margot Robbie. Elton John himself made an appearance for his upcoming biopic Rocketman. Atlantique made the acclaimed director Mati Diop the first black woman to participate in the main competition at Cannes. Along with four women directors pining after the prize after Cate Blanchett’s protest against less representation. Terrence Malick marked his return with A Hidden Life. However, Pedro Almodóvar, Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas- the most celebrated trio returned with Pain and Glory.
French filmmaker Céline Sciamma entered with Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Furthermore, this year also saw Bollywood representation with Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Kangana Ranaut gracing the carpet. The Winners Of Cannes: Moreover, Palme d’Or : Parasite , directed by Bong Joon-Ho (South Korea) Jury Special Grand Prix (award for the most original or innovative work): Atlantics , directed by Mati Diop (France) Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director Award): Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for Young Ahmed Prix du scénario (Best Screenplay Award): Céline Sciamma for Portrait of a Lady on Fire Prix by Interpretation féminine(Best Actress Award): Emily Beecham for Little Joe Prix of Interpretation Masculine (Best Actor Award): Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory.