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Factfile: The 72nd Festival de Cannes Awards

The CINÉFONDATION's third prize goes to Palestine's 'AMBIENCE', directed by Wisam Al-Jafari

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AMBIENCE
A shot from Palestine's film 'AMBIENCE', directed by Wisam Al-Jafari
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The Feature Films Jury headed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu has wrapped up the 72nd edition of the Festival de Cannes on Saturday, on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, Édouard Baer, the Master of Ceremonie, announcing the winners of their various contests.

FEATURE FILMS                       

PALME D'OR
GISAENGCHUNG (Parasite), directed by BONG Joon-Ho
The Palme d'or was awarded by Catherine Deneuve et Alejandro González Iñárritu.

GRAND PRIX
ATLANTIQUE (Atlantics), directed by Mati DIOP
The Grand Prix was awarded by Sylvester Stallone.

BEST DIRECTOR PRIZE
LE JEUNE AHMED (Young Ahmed), directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc DARDENNE
The Best Director Prize was awarded by Viggo Mortensen.

JURY PRIZE EX-ÆQUO
- LES MISÉRABLES directed by Ladj LY
- BACURAU directed by Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO & Juliano DORNELLES
The Jury Prizes were awarded by Michael Moore.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Antonio BANDERAS in DOLOR Y GLORIA directed by Pedro ALMODÓVAR
The Best Performance by an Actor Prize was awarded by Zhang Ziyi.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Emily BEECHAM in LITTLE JOE directed by Jessica HAUSNER
The Best Performance by an Actress Prize was awarded by Reda Kateb.

BEST SCREENPLAY
Céline SCIAMMA for PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU (Portrait of Lady On Fire)
The Best Screenplay Prize was awarded by Gael García Bernal.

SPECIAL MENTION
To Elia SULEIMAN for IT MUST BE HEAVEN
The Special Mention was awarded by the actress Chiara Mastroianni.

SHORT FILMS - COMPETITION
PALME D'OR
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SKY réalisé par Vasilis KEKATOS

SPECIAL DISTINCTION BY THE JURY
MONSTRUO DIOS réalisé par Agustina SAN MARTÍN

The Palme d'or and the Jury Special Mention for Shorts Films were awarded by the President of the Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury, Claire Denis and by Nadine Labaki, President of the Un Certain Regard Jury.

UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE
A VIDA INVISÍVEL DE EURÍDICE GUSMÃO (The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao) directed by Karim AÏNOUZ

JURY PRIZE
O QUE ARDE (Fire Will Come) directed by Oliver LAXE

PRIZE FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
CHIARA MASTROIANNI for CHAMBRE 212 (On a Magical Night) directed by Christophe HONORÉ

PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTOR
KANTEMIR BALAGOV for BEANPOLE

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
LIBERTÉ directed by Albert SERRA

JURY’S « COUP DE CŒUR » EX-ÆQUO
- LA FEMME DE MON FRÈRE (A Brother's Love) directed by Monia CHOKRI
- THE CLIMB directed by Michael Angelo COVINO

JURY SPECIAL MENTION
JEANNE (Joan of Arc) directed by Bruno DUMONT

CAMÉRA D’OR
 NUESTRAS MADRES directed by César DÍAZ presented as part of LA SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE
The Caméra d'or Prize was awarded by Rithy Panh, President of the Caméra d'or Jury and by the actress Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi.

CINÉFONDATION
FIRST PRIZE
MANO A MANO directed by Louise COURVOISIER, CinéFabrique, France

SECOND PRIZE
HIẾU directed by Richard VAN, CalArts, USA

THIRD PRIZE EX-ÆQUO

- AMBIENCE directed by Wisam AL JAFARI, Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Palestine

- DUSZYCZKA (The Little Soul) directed by Barbara RUPIK, PWSFTviT, Poland

- The 2019 CST Artist-Technician Prize goes to Flora VOLPELIERE, as editor and Julien POUPARD, as set and lighting designer of Ladj LY's film LES MISÉRABLES.

- A Special Mention from the Jury goes to Claire MATHON, Director of Photography of the films ATLANTIQUE (Atlantics) and PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU (Portrait of Lady on Fire).

- The Jury also noted LEE Ha-jun’s outstanding work as Artistic Director of GISAENGCHUNG (Parasite)

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