Exclusive report with the closing of the jubilee of the Cannes film festival.
The jury of the 70-th Cannes film festival
Concluded Cannes international film festival — the most prestigious in the world, celebrated its 70th anniversary. Of course, on the occasion of the anniversary, everyone was waiting for something extraordinary. Surprises, masterpieces, new names or ingenious works of old regulars Kanna. But the General view was that the miracle did not happen. Interesting program with his successes and failures, allowing the journalists on the good old local tradition to Boo not to love the picture at the end of the show.
However, from the first day (to the last) on the first line of the ratings of the most eminent critics of the 19 competition films held by Russian Director Andrey Zvyagintsev with his new film “Dislike”. Doubt that he will get the coveted “Palme d’or” had almost none.
But don Pedro, the Spanish Director, Pedro Almodovar, head of the jury decided otherwise. And most importantly right here in Cannes is always the case. The jury could not consider the opinions of critics and journalists. They have it always, and only sometimes coincides with the universal hopes and predictions.
Juliette Binoche and Pedro Almodovar
“Palm” as a result of the wonderful Juliette Binoche Swedish Director Ruben Östlund for his painting “Square”. And Andrey Zvyagintsev was awarded the only prize of the jury — honorable, but not the most significant award in the registry of the Cannes prizes. Zvyagintsev was frankly annoyed and have the impression that the jury, under the chairmanship of Pedro Almodovar (and who, incidentally, never won the “Palm”, although many times his directorial work participated in the competition) at the last minute made the decision.
In order to soften his annoyance Andrew, thanking everyone at the last moment turned to one of the jury members Hollywood actor will Smith: “I’m glad I received the award, and glad that it turns out there is indeed in reality a guy like will Smith!”
Will Smith and Jessica Cystein
I must say that Smith clearly played the role of peacemaker this year. His incredible charisma and energy, jokes, rhymes Smith like called and his colleagues and of the participants to treat the situation as seriously as is customary at the Cannes film festival. He was forced to wait for all members of the jury, have risen on the steps of the festival of the stairs — they could not go without him to the Palace. And Smith, meanwhile, signed autographs and took pictures with the audience on La Croisette Amateur film. And he did it until, until I came! I had to see the face of Pedro Almodovar. And Jessica Chastain also decide the fate of filmmakers and actors anxious biting of lips she was obviously worried about his friend and colleague. Because of all the jury members that they and Smith had fun at all of the Cannes parties — and this after such a hard week.
Led the closing ceremony of the incomparable Monica Bellucci. Her appearance is really amazing — she’s like the female embodiment of universal beauty graced with his presence the ceremony – not too glamorous, full of surprises, but impossibly touching. Monica came out and gave a speech. In French, carefully, like a schoolgirl pronouncing each word. As if she wasn’t sure what memorized all the words and sentences. And just when I started to list the names of the great Directors of the last to be awarded “the Palm branch” in Cannes, unexpectedly did it with inimitable Italian intonation. Sensual and relaxed. Work host the closing ceremony is that Monica first calls to the scene someone will have to give the award. And then calls on Mr. Almodovar, the President of the jury, the verdict. Pedro asked Monica to stand so that he could see her, citing his deafness. So he knew when it was his turn.
So another surprise — the “Palme d’or” for the best female role was awarded to actress Diane Kruger. German by birth, she lives in Paris, acted in French and Hollywood movies, but never worked with German Director. And here for her role in the film “out Of nowhere” Fatih akin from Germany, the jury awarded absolutely crazed with joy Kruger high reward. The only way a film about the problems of terrorism. Many thought that there will be many this year, but mostly the tape is telling us about the relationship of children and parents, dysfunctional families – if expressed in terms of psychologists.
One more surprise — the “palm” for the best male role went to Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix. He almost never removed, and were at the ceremony only to support the Director of the movie the British Lynne Ramsay. Show her pictures, “You’ve never been” finished a competitive program, and usually the last film already few people are interested. Bets are made, all tired and waiting for the outcome, which seems to be a foregone conclusion. But here, don Pedro decided differently.
When he announced the winner of the Phoenix, he was polydrama in the chair. And could not understand what was happening. Actor pushed, kicked and clapped on the shoulders and back, volkovija that he had to get up on stage. He stood up and everyone saw that have extravagant Joaquin on my legs white sneakers even more sneakers! He quietly put on a tuxedo!
The Grand Prix was awarded to the film by French Director Robin Camillo “120 BPM”, “palm branch” for best Director — absent at the ceremony, Sophia Coppolla. Her new film, a remake of the old picture with Clint Eastwood in the title role “Fatal temptation” received the approval of critics and journalists and the jury. A rare case. Moreover, Coppola last time long was in Cannes and her work “Marie-Antoinette” miserably failed here.
Was not at the ceremony and Nicole Kidman. We already wrote that I spent a whole week here, participating in four projects, including two competition patterns (“Fatal temptation” and “the Killing of a sacred deer”, in both her partner was Colin Farrell). Of course, Nicole, who won the title of “Queen” jubilee Canna was extremely tired and decided to return quickly with her husband and two daughters (they were with her in Cannes) home in Nashville, where she lives with Keith urban. So the jury came up with for Nicole Kidman special award — she was awarded the “Palme d’or” in honor of the 70 years of the festival. Somewhat ambiguous, given that Kidman has said she feels like she’s 21. But such a reward is better than nothing.
Nicole in a simple white blouse on Skype (on a huge screen at the Palace lumière) cute, with a Royal generosity, thanked the jury and admitted that he wants to spend a little time now with family. But certainly hopes for a new meeting with Kahn.
In conclusion, he sang a beautiful song by the French musician and composer Benjamin Baoli, a former boyfriend of Vanessa Paradis (after breaking up with Depp) and former husband of Chiara Mastroianni. After that, the jury and the winners left for a traditional dinner.
In the city though and continued to walk along the promenade commandos with guns, and barricades of a massive flower vases, fastened with chains, have not had time to clean up, silence reigned. The first sign of closing the festival — and came out on the promenade of the old French ladies, some with their equally elegant and indifferent to the holiday extravaganza, all was overcome by as much as 12 days, satellites and their dogs. Children and grandchildren on a Sunny weekend day was walking his grandmothers at the beach the tables were placed for playing chess, and beach tents, where they had fun festival brethren of all persuasions, have already started to disassemble. In Cannes very quickly returns to normal familiar to the inhabitants of this seaside town on the Cote d’azur life. Still — after all, the festival was held here for 70 times! It is worth so much fuss…