French director Julia Ducornu won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for her contemporary film “Titan”, becoming the second woman to receive the award in the festival’s history.
The 37-year-old Docorno, the youngest director in the competition, was awarded the Palme d’Or 28 years after it was awarded to Jane Campion for her film “The Piano”.
The movie “Titan” shocked the audience at the festival this year, as it was the fiercest among the works participating in the competition, and it was not well received by many critics.
The jury awarded two awards for best acting performance to an actor and actress in their thirties. On the female side, the Norwegian Renate Rinsvi, 33, won the award for her role in the film “The Worst Person in the World” by Joachim Trier, where she plays the role of a young woman searching for herself. .
As for male actors, the jury awarded the best actor award to American Caleb Landry Jones, 31, for his performance in the movie “Nitram”, in which he plays the role of a young man with borderline personality disorder preparing to commit one of the worst mass murders in Australian history.
Two directors equally shared the grand prize from the jury, namely Finnish Juho Koosmanen and Iranian Asghar Farhadi, who called, in a speech on the stage of the closing ceremony of the festival, to “promote awareness” in his country.
The closing ceremony was an occasion for an honorary Palme to be awarded to Italian director Marco Bellocchio, who made a very personal documentary, Marx Can Wait, after five decades of committed work, in which he never stopped criticizing the military and religious institutions.
Last Friday evening, the festival awarded its prize in the category “A Look” to Russian Kira Kovalenko for her film “Unlocking the Feasts”, which tells the story of a young woman in a closed society in North Ossetia.