The 2021 version of the Cannes Movie Pageant was all the time going to be a bit chaotic. A competition organized in the course of a pandemic, with Spike Lee as its jury president, and smack in the course of summer time was sure to end in a number of surprises. Nonetheless, it was exhausting to think about that the competition would finish with Lee unintentionally spoiling Julia Ducournau's historic victory as Titane went dwelling with the Palme d'Or.
In maybe the emotional reverse to the Moonlight/La La Land fiasco on the 2017 Oscars, Lee obtained requested to call the "first prize" of the competition. Moderately than simply studying the primary class, the jury president reduce proper to the chase and introduced "The movie that gained the Palme d'Or is Titane…" and a wave of confusion, laughter and shouting ensured. Truthfully, your entire factor is simply pleasant and top-of-the-line film awards moments in years, and you may watch it right here.
As stunning as it’s deserved, Titane is likely one of the weirdest, wildest motion pictures to have performed at Cannes, and top-of-the-line and strangest motion pictures of the 12 months, interval. Equal elements disturbing, humorous, and tender, Ducournau made each a greater film about transformations than Transformers, and a greater film about loving quick automobiles than any of the Quick and Livid motion pictures. As I wrote in my assessment of the movie:
"That is an unbelievable present of power from a director defying all conventions and expectations, a diesel nightmare of fireside and metallic, and an unpredictably enjoyable time on the theater (although a drive-in may be extra applicable)."
What makes the award so particular is two-fold. For one, Titane is an unapologetic style movie, and a bizarre one at that. Seeing a movie the place (redacted due to spoilers) win such a prestigious award looks like validation and a affirmation that Guillermo del Toro's The Form of Water wasn't an anomaly. Extra importantly, that is solely the second time ever a feminine director takes dwelling the Palme d'Or, after Jane Campion gained for The Piano in 1993. That final 12 months's winner, Parasite, went on to win Greatest Image on the Oscars will certainly excite followers of Ducournau's newest.
Even with the highest prize being introduced at first of the present, the closing ceremony for the Cannes movie competition nonetheless had a number of extra surprises. Take a look at the total listing of winners under, and hold an eye fixed out as extra particulars of Titane's launch are launched.
Palme d’Or: Titane
Grand Prix: (tie) A Hero and Compartment No. 6
Jury Prize: (tie): Ahed’s Knee and Memoria
Greatest Actress: Renate Reinsve, The Worst Particular person within the World
Greatest Actor: Caleb Landry Jones, Nitram
Greatest Director: Leos Carax, Annette
Greatest Screenplay: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Automobile
Digital camera d’Or: Murina by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
Final, however definitely not least, the Palme Canine awards went to Tilda Swinton's trio of spaniel pooches for his or her roles in The Memento Half II.