the dream list of “Libé” – Libération

the dream list of “Libé” – Libération
the dream list of “Libé” – Libération

Before the closing ceremony of the 77th Festival on Saturday and the verdict of the jury chaired by Greta Gerwig, the culture team draws up its ideal list of winners, because we have the right to dream.

After two dense weeks of big, sick films, knife-between-the-teeth disagreements and disruptive enthusiasms, the wrecks of the Culture department are trying to organize their outbursts into an almost ecumenical list of winners with a few in-house categories.

Palme d’Or

All We Imagine as Light by Payal Kapadia

And the light shines. The first Indian selected in competition, the filmmaker shocks us with her first magnificent and generous fiction feature about a trio of women whose paths cross and intertwine. Read our review.

Grand Prix

Anora by Sean Baker

Sean Baker transforms excess. Full of energy and carried by the formidable Mikey Madison, the American filmmaker’s film about a young sex worker trying to escape her condition through a fortunate marriage delights. Read our review.

Jury Prize

Bird by Andrea Arnold

The bird does its genius. A three-time jury winner at Cannes, the British filmmaker has created a moving and accurate film that is as close as possible to adolescent bodies, and sets foot in the fantastical world. Read our review.

Directing Award

Caught by The Tides by Jia Zhangke

Rushes in fusion. After six years of absence from a feature film, the Chinese returns with a film made from pieces and scraps of his old films. A comprehensive and formidable film, yet simpler and more radical, to tell a failed love story. Read our review.

Palm of honor

Wild fig tree seeds by Mohammad Rasoulof

Fable, life, freedom. A metaphor for the situation in his country, the film by the Iranian filmmaker, now in exile, raises paranoia in a family over the course of the protest movement, and mixes the violence of documentary images with fiction. Read our review.

Female Actor Award

Mikey Madison in Anora by Sean Baker

Insane. The actress explodes all the counters from the beginning to the end of the film, hallucinating both in the kind of sexy happiness to be sold and negotiated at the beginning, as well as in the reverse of anger at not losing everything.

Male Actor Award

Barry Keoghan in Bird

Instinct suspended. Accustomed to the roles of a weird kid, the Irishman with a rough past and instinctive play embodies a messy and loving father in Bird by Andrea Arnold. Read our portrait.

Screenplay Award

The Apprentice by Ali Abbasi

Trump’s poker mentor. The Danish-Iranian filmmaker stirs up the competition with the well-executed story of the meeting between the future president of the United States and the sulphurous lawyer Roy Cohn, who will teach him all his tricks and make him the creature we know. Read our review.

Prize for young revelations phews

Mallory Wanecque and Malik Frikah in Love phew by Gilles Lellouche

Magical passion. She in the role of the loud-mouthed high school student, daughter of a TV repairman, motherless, he in the role of the dockworker’s son, turbulent scion of a large family and used to getting into trouble from a very young age, the two young actors overshadow the stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and François Civil. Read our review.

Golden camera

Twenty Gods by Louise Courvoisier

Jura special price. Inspired by the place and surroundings of her childhood, the young filmmaker has created an authentic and intelligent first film, chronicling the agricultural environment, with two fabulous non-professional actors. Read our review.

In some perspective

Flow by Gints Zilbalodis

Adventures in twink land. Without ever relying on a voice-over or the usual anthropomorphism, the Latvian filmmaker’s animated feature film, about animals exploring after a flood, is astounded by its mastery and its height of vision. Read our review.

Queer palm

Baby by Marcelo Caetano tied with drama queens by Alexis Langlois

Daddy me yes. Solar and sensual, the second film by Brazilian Marcelo Caetano tells the story of the relationship between a young delinquent and the mature man who takes him under his wing, between exploitation and passion. Read our review

Fist prodigy. Surrounded by a formidable cast, Alexis Langlois tells from the future the love story between two starlets who are completely opposed to each other, and with this first long, camp and musical feature, it brings a real facelift to French cinema. Read our review.

Carbon footprint price

Grand Tour by Miguel Gomes

Irritating colonists. In the footsteps of an abandoned woman tracking down her promised civil servant across Asia at the start of the 20th century, the Portuguese filmmaker’s hybrid epic is a sad failure. Read our review.

Croutique Union Award

Megalopolis by Francis Ford Coppola

But what does “Megalopolis” do? Unbeatable and foggy retrofuturistic peplum, with real bits of fascination in it, Francis Ford Coppola’s latest maousse film left us stunned. Read our review.

Price of corruption

Parthenope by Paolo Sorrentino

Palace, your merciless universe. The Italian filmmaker returns for the seventh time in competition with an enormous machinery on the lives of the rich and powerful, with the aesthetic of advertising and co-financed by a great fashion designer, stuffing us with the idea that the well-off also have a soul. Read our review.

The big sheaf of gold

The Substance by Coralie Fargeat

Wrinkle or die. The French director has a blast with a shock and gore comedy about the aging of the female body, with Demi Moore as the star on the comeback, trying to restore her youth thanks to a serum with monstrous side effects. Read our review.



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