Titane, The Most Radical Film Of The Official Selection, Wins The Palme D'Or
The so awaited 74th Festival de Cannes climaxed last weekend with the triumph of the female director only for the second time in the history of this glorious film festival. The first time the Palme d'Or was handed to Jane Campion for The Piano in 1993 and this year it went to Titane directed by Julia Ducournau.
"There is so much beauty and emotion to be found in what cannot be pigeonholed. Thank you to the Jury for calling for more diversity in our film experiences and in our lives. And thank you to the Jury for letting the monsters in," said Julia Ducournau while receiving her Palme d'Or. Her movie Titane tells a story of a father who after a series of unexplained crimes is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years.
Meanwhile the Grand Prix this year was divided between two films: an Iranian drama A Hero directed by Asghar Farhadi, a two-times Oscar winner for A Separation and The Salesman, and a Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen’s Compartment No. 6.
The opening film of the festival this year - a musical drama Annette - brought the Best Director award to Leos Carax, Renate Reinste was named the best actress for her role in Joachim Trier’s dark comedy - drama The Worst Person in the World and Caleb Landry Jones picked the best actor award for portraying the gunman responsible for the 1996 Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania in Justin Kurzel's Nitram.
See all winners here.