Tue. Oct 15th, 2019

2016 Cannes: I, Daniel Blake Wins Palme, Andrea Arnold Wins Third Jury Prize


Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake is this year's Cannes Palme D'Or winner
Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake is this year’s Cannes Palme D’Or winner

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Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake took home the coveted Palme D’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It is Loach’s second Palme win (he previously scored in 2006 with The Wind That Shakes the Barley). Loach has been In Competition for the Palme 12 times before and has won 13 awards at the festival. Original Mad Max star Mel Gibson introduced Jury president George Miller to announce the win.

Xavier Dolan won his 7th Cannes prize but his most prestigious so far for the not very well reviewed It’s Only the End of the World. The film was one of many this year that received rounds of boos during its press screening.

There was a tie for the Director prize – Cristian Mungiu for Graduation and Olivier Assayas for Personal Shopper shared the award. This is the first tie in this category since 2001 when David Lynch and the Coen Brothers won.

Andrea Arnold won her third Jury prize, this year for American Honey, and Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman walked off with two awards – Actor for Shahab Hosseini and Screenplay for Farhadi himself. Actress was a surprise to nearly everyone as Ma’ Rosa‘s Jaclyn Jose bested the likes of Isabelle Huppert and Sonia Braga.

In the Camera D’Or section, winner Houda Benyamina (Divines) gave an extraordinarily long speech that elicited giggles and yawns alike.

Here is the full list of winners of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Palme D’Or: I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach
Grand Prix: It’s Only the End of the World by Xavier Dolan
Prix du Jury: American Honey by Andrea Arnold
Director: A TIE – Cristian Mungiu for Graduation and Olivier Assayas for Personal Shopper
Actor: Shahab Hosseini for The Salesman
Actress: Jaclyn Jose for Ma’ Rosa
Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi for The Salesman

Camera D’Or: Divines by Houda Benyamina

Palme D’Or Du Court Metrage (Short Film): Timecode

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Un Certain Regard Grand Prize - The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki by Juho Kuosmanen
Un Certain Regard Grand Prize – The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki by Juho Kuosmanen


Un Certain Regard Grand Prize – The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki by Juho Kuosmanen
Un Certain Regard Jury Prize – Harmonium by Kôji Fukada
Un Certain Regard Best Director – Matt Ross, Captain Fantastic
Un Certain Regard Best Screenplay – The Stopover by Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin
Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize – The Red Turtle by Michael Dudok de Wit

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FIPRESCI winner Toni Erdmann

In Competition: TONI ERDMANN
Un Certain Regard: DOGS
Critics’ Week / Directors’ Fortnight: RAW

The jury members included: president Alin Tasciyan (Turkey), Pamela Biénzobas (Chile), Tereza Brdeckova (Czech Republic), Michael Kienzl (Germany), Noémie Luciani (France), Bujor Ion Ripeanu (Romania), Rita Di Santo (UK), Vecdi Sayar (Turkey) and Léo Soesanto (France).

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Ecumenical Prize Winner: Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World

Ecumenical Jury Prize

Honorable Mentions:
AMERICAN HONEY by Andrea Arnold
I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach

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Mimosas, by Óliver Laxe wins the Critics’ Week Grand Prize

[divider style=”so[divider style=”solid” top=”20" bottom=”20"]the 55th Critics’ Week of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, led by French filmmaker Valérie Donzelli, has awarded the 2016 Grand Prize to Mimosas by Spain’s Óliver Laxe. The Visionary Award went to Albüm by Turkey’s Mehmet Can Mertoglu.

For the short film categories, The Gan Foundation Award for Distribution was given to Sophie Dulac Distribution, which will distribute One Week and a Day by Israeli director Asaph Polonsky in France. The SACD Award went to Davy Chou and Claire Maugendre, the Discovery Prize was awarded to Prenjak by Indonesia’s Wregas Bhanuteja, and L’Enfance du chef by French director Antoine de Bary was given with the Canal+ Award.

Nespresso Grand Prize
Mimosas – Óliver Laxe

France 4 Visionary Award
Albüm – Mehmet Can Mertoglu

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution
Sophie Dulac Distribution (One Week and a Day – Asaph Polonsky)

SACD Award
Davy Chou, Claire Maugendre – Diamond Island

Leica Cine Discovery Prize for short films
Prenjak – Wregas Bhanuteja

Canal+ Award for short films
L’Enfance d’un chef – Antonie de Bary

[divider style=”solid[divider style=”solid” top=”20" bottom=”20"]ent_19826" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-19826" style="width: 600px" class="wp-caption aligncenter">19th Cinéfondation Winners - ANNA takes 1st prize

19th Cinéfondation Winners – ANNA takes 1st prize

19th Cinéfondation Winners

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Naomi Kawase and including Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Marie Larrieu, Radu Muntean and Santiago Loza, has awarded the 2016 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, chosen out of 2,350 entries coming from 548 film schools around the world.

First Prize
directed by Or Sinai
The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School, Israel

Second Prize
directed by Hamid Ahmadi
The London Film School, United Kingdom

Joint Third Prize
directed by Nadja Andrasev
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Hungary

Joint Third Prize
directed by Michael Labarca
Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela

[divider style=”solid” t[divider style=”solid” top=”20" bottom=”20"]19837" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-19837" style="width: 975px" class="wp-caption aligncenter">Les Vies de Thérèse Wins the Queer Palme

Les Vies de Thérèse Wins the Queer Palme

2016 Queer Palme
Les Vies de Thérèse by Sébastien Lifshitz

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