the dream prize list of “Libé” – Liberation

the dream prize list of “Libé” – Liberation

Before the closing ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival and the announcement of the Palme d’Or this Saturday evening by the jury of Vincent Lindon, the choices of the critics of “Libé” relocated to Cannes.

Gathered in the cold room of his Cannes hacienda, at the end of the wheel, a basin of pastis in each hand, the critical commando of Release, has just attributed after seven hours twenty of deliberations his prize list to the power of influence and / or rather limited nuisance, Vincent I-put-films-when-I-do-sport-Lindon and his orchestra having announced that they would not read the Culture pages of the daily newspapers. Too bad for them and congratulations to Albert Serra.

Palme d’Or

pacification by Albert Serra

Island of feeling. Leaving Benoît Magimel, High Commissioner in a white suit, to struggle in the dampness of Tahiti, Albert Serra offers a big boost to the Cannes Film Festival. Read our review.

Grand prize

EO by Jerzy Skolimowski

Right in the mule. The Polish Jerzy Skolimowski embraces the path strewn with a thousand pitfalls of a soft-eyed donkey, imagining in a film with mad freedom virtuoso an animist cinema that no longer places man at the center. Read our review.

Staging Award

Show-Up by Kelly Reichardt

Glaze cream. Kelly Reichardt’s first film in competition paints a lo-fi portrait of Lizzy, a solitary and obsessive sculptor. A clear reflection on art and its relationship to life. Read our review.

Script Award

The Crimes of the Future by David Cronenberg

Service vouchers and guts. Return to science fiction by Canadian master David Cronenberg, who delves into abstraction in the entrails of his characters. Read our review.

Best Actor Award

Pierfrancesco Favino for Nostalgia by Mario Martone

Bitter country. In the film in the form of an ode to Naples by Mario Martone, the Italian embodies a tormented expatriate who returns to his native country. Read our review.

Best Actress Award

Nadia Tereszkiewicz for almond trees by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

The wind in herd. In Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi’s film, which recreates the wildly free atmosphere of the theater where she began as an actress, Nadia Tereszkiewicz embodies the young alter ego of the filmmaker. Read our review.

Jury Prize

Leila and her brothers by Saeed Roustayi

Kill the Persian. One year after the highly successful Tehran Law, the Iranian Saeed Roustayi confirms the full extent of his talent in a family fresco that takes from Tolstoy and the Godfather. Read our review.

golden camera

El Agua by Elena Lopez Riera

Bravo Rio. In a magical debut feature, Elena López Riera summons a tradition from her native village, and brings out the power of water as much as that of adolescence. Read our review.


Will-o’-the-wisp by Joao Pedro Rodrigues

The art of firefighting. Portuguese João Pedro Rodrigues gives a sleepy Croisette a boost with a funny, profane and wildly sexual tale. Read our review.

Un Certain Regard Award

Godland by Hlynur Palmason

Touched by ice. Following the path of a priest on the virgin lands of 19th century Iceland, Hlynur Palmason signs a major ode to nature and cinema. Read our review.

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