Cannes 2019: Full List of Winners as Prestigious Film Festival Wraps Up

Cannes 2019: Full List of Winners as Prestigious Film Festival Wraps Up

Cannes Film Festival 2019 wraps up and here are the full list of winners
Cannes 2019: Full List of Winners as Prestigious Film Festival Wraps Up
Poster for the Cannes Film Festival 2019

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival concluded with a closing ceremony at the Grand Théâtre Lumière. The festival wrapped up with one of the best received competition selections in the recent history. The Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or was scooped up by Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s powerful dramedy Parasite. The film is about the collision of two families from very different classes. This was Bong’s first major prize at the festival. But it was not a surprise considering how well the movie was received and the momentum it enjoyed. Here is a full list of winners:

Palme d’Or

Parasite, dir: Bong Joon-ho

Grand Prize

Atlantics, dir: Mati Diop

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas; Pain And Glory

Jury Prize (TIE)

Les Misérables, dir: Ladj Ly

Bacurau, dirs: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles

Best Director(s)

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The Young Ahmed

Best Actress

Emily Beecham, Little Joe

Best Screenplay

Céline Sciamma, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Special Mention

It Must Be Heaven, dir: Elia Suleiman

Camera d’Or

Our Mothers, dir: Cesar Diaz

Short Film Palme d’Or

The Distance Between Us And The Sky, dir: Vasilis Kekatos

Special Mention: Monster God, dir: Agustina San Martin

In his speech at the stage inside the Lumière, Bong told the French audience that one of his inspirations has been Claude Chabrol. Conferring Palme d’Or, Jury President Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu said the panel had watched films from iconic directors and veterans who mixed genres, while adding that in “the time we live today, democracy is losing itself.” This jury, he said, “was totally democratic” and the decision to award Parasite was “unanimous.” The overall prizes too followed expectation although there was no accolade for Quentin Tarantino’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradd Pitt starrer Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Perhaps it showed the jury’s swat towards contemporary stories plaguing the world at the moment.

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