Mohammad Rasoulof, Sebastian Stan and Karla Sofía Gascón… Here is our list of winners for Cannes 2024

The 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival ends this Saturday evening with the revelation of the winners of the jury chaired by American director Greta Gerwig.

After Justine Triet with “Anatomy of a Fall”, who will win the Palme d’Or and write her name in the History of the Seventh Art?

After two weeks of screening, our special correspondent on the Croisette gives you his favorites…

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Cannes 2024: a “Hollywood” edition

It’s almost time for the verdict for the 77th Cannes Film Festival. An excellent vintage where the competition reserved a few surprises and few disappointments. After the Frenchwoman Justine Triet with Anatomy of a fall, who will win the coveted Palme d’Or? As we write these lines, American President Greta Gerwig and her jury are gathered on the heights of Cannes to sort through the 22 films that have been submitted to them since May 15. And establish a list of achievements that will be discussed, debated, contested… and indisputable. While waiting to discover it, our special correspondent on the Croisette has concocted his own…

Palme d’Or: “The Seeds of the Wild Fig Tree” by Mohammad Rasoulof

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Mahsa Rostami in “The Seeds of the Wild Fig Tree” – Pyramid

On the evening of the official competition, punctuated by excellent films, that of the Iranian Mohammad Rasoulof came to knock out the competition. Wild Fig Seeds examines the descent into hell of an official of the Tehran regime when the women’s revolt interferes with his family unit. Punctuated with images of police violence in the fall of 2022, is a political and intimate thriller that will be a landmark. The fact that its author and his actors risked – and still risk – their lives to film it makes it even more devastating.

Outsider: The Substance by Coralie Fargeat

Grand Prize: “The Substance” by Coralie Fargeat

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Demi Moore in “The Substance” – Cannes Film Festival

With her second feature film, the French director signs THE great feminist horror film of her generation. Katherine Sparkle, her heroine, signs a pact with the devil when the producer of her aerobics show shows her the door in her fifties. By injecting herself with a strange one, she gives birth to a younger double who will little by little vampirize her existence. Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley are fabulous. And why not deserve a joint interpretation prize.

Outsider: The most valuable commodity by Michel Hazanavicius

Male Actor Prize: Sebastian Stan in “The Apprentice”

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Sebastian Stan at the photocall for “The Apprentice”, Tuesday May 21. – AFP

Long before entering the White House. Donald Trump was a dull young man living in the shadow of his very wealthy father. Ali Abbasi’s film tells how his meeting with the sulphurous lawyer close to the underworld Roy Cohn will change everything. A defector from the Marvel stables, Sebastian Stan has slipped into the skin – and the head – of the most divisive man in America, avoiding all the pitfalls of caricature. His long march towards the Oscar begins in Cannes.

Outsider: Ben Whishaw in Limonov

Female Actor Award: Karla Sofia Gascon in “Emilia Perez”

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Karla Sofía Gascón in Cannes – AFP

If Jacques Audiard’s film were not to win the Palme, rewarding its star would just be obvious. After making her gender transition eight years ago, this Spanish actress plays the role of her life in this hybrid musical comedy about a cartel leader who wishes to become the woman he has always been. By turns dangerous, funny, touching and tragic, her performance is unforgettable.

Outsider: Mikey Madison in Anora

Director’s Award: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Most Precious of Goods”

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“The Most Precious of Commodities” by Michel Hazanavicius – Cannes Film Festival

The playwright Jean-Claude Grumberg chose the form of the story to tell the horror of the Shoah to children. The director of The Artist opted for animation to bring it to the screen. Contrary to current canons, he opted for an “old-fashioned” 2D sketch which allows him to underline the generosity of the Righteous and accentuate the horror of the camps. Designed to illustrate the tragedy of survivors, the fictional story of a little girl saved by a couple of Polish lumberjacks is narrated by Jean-Louis Trintignant, who recorded her voices shortly before his death.

Outsider: Paolo Sorrentino for Parthenope

Screenplay Award: Yorgos Lanthimos for “Kinds of Kindness”

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Emma Stone in “Kinds of Kindness” – Fox Searchlight

Whether you love it or hate it, the Greek filmmaker’s touch is now recognizable among thousands. With his faithful co-writer Efthýmis Filíppou, he imagined three stories which can be enjoyed like three short stories to tell the voluntary enslavement of individuals in the contemporary world. The company, the couple, the sects… Thanks to this unique format in his filmography, his black humor is more corrosive and disturbing than ever.

Outsider: Sean Baker for Anora

Jury prize: “All We Imagine As Light” by Payal Kapadia

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All We Imagine As Light: Indian nurses on the verge of a nervous breakdown? – Cannes film festival

After 30 years of absence in competition at Cannes, Indian cinema returns with the absolute antithesis to Bollywood blockbusters. In the urban jungle of Mumbai, young director Payal Kapadia paints the portrait of two lovesick nurses. One because her husband abandoned her to live abroad, the other because she loves a man that her family did not choose. What emerges is a gentle melancholy that lingers long after the screening.

Outsider: Bird by Andrea Arnold


Jérôme VERMELIN in Cannes

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