“A Family Affair” wins the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival

A family matter Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda succeeded in seducing Cate Blanchett and the jury of the 71st Cannes Film Festival. This 2018 edition saw women, Asia and the Middle East play the leading roles and cast doubt on the winner pending the announcement of the Palme d’Or.

The film by Hirokazu Kore-eda succeeds was chosen from among the 21 films in competition, to receive the Palme d’or and succeeds The Square by Swede Ruben Östlund.

A special Palme d’Or was awarded to Jean-Luc Godard who presented The picture book. “The jury has requested authorization to award a special Palme d’or to an artist who has advanced cinema,” explained Cate Blanchett. The filmmaker was not present in the room to recover it.

But the winners of the Cannes Film Festival are not limited to the Palme d’Or and its special, here are the other awards given this Saturday evening, including the Grand Prix received by Spike Lee for his film Blackkklansman and the Jury Prize for the film Capernaum by Nadine Labaki.

Two films were awarded the best screenplay: Alice Rohrwacher for Lazzaro Felice (Happy as Lazzaro) and Nader Saeivar for Se Rokh (3 faces). The prize for directing went to Pawel Pawlikowski for Zimna Wojna (Cold War).

The Best Actress Award went to Kazakh actress Samal Yeslyamova for her role in Ayka. For the male performance award, it’s Marcello Fonte (Dogman), who came on stage to receive it.

Here are the results for two other distinctions.

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“A Family Affair” wins the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival