“Anora” wins the Palme d’Or, the complete 2024 prize list

“Anora” wins the Palme d’Or, the complete 2024 prize list
“Anora” wins the Palme d’Or, the complete 2024 prize list

The Palme d’Or of the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival was awarded to the film “Anora” and its director, the American Sean Baker. “Emilia Pérez”, the film by Jacques Audiard, leaves with two Prizes, that of the Jury and the Female Interpretation. Discover all the winners.

20:47 – What do we think of the Palme d’Or critics?

END OF LIVE. The Palme d’Or was awarded to Sean Baker for his film Anora, unanimously praised by critics. For Samuel Douhaire from Télérama, “Sean Baker creates a hilarious whirlwind”, for Caroline Vié from 20 minutes“Anora thrills with its unbridled sex scenes”, for Eric Neuhoff of Le Figaro, “Anora brilliantly stages the improbable marriage between ube escort girl and the son of a Russian billionaire”, for Mathieu Macheret of World“a formidable odyssey between degenerate offspring of neocapitalism”.

20:42 – When does the Palme d’Or come out in cinema?

Anora, the film by Sean Baker which received the Palme d’Or at the awards ceremony of the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, does not yet have a release date at the moment. It is Le Pacte which takes care of its distribution in France.

20:34 – Who is the director who won the Palme d’Or?

Sean Baker, 53, is an American director and screenwriter who has directed eight films including Anora, which earned him the Palme d’Or. Already in competition at Cannes in 2021 with his previous film Red Rocket, the story of a former porn star who returned to his hometown of Texas City, but got no payback. The Deauville American Film Festival, three months later, awarded him the Jury Prize and Critics’ Prize. He is also the director of Tangerine on the fate of transgender African-American prostitutes, one of whom has just been released from prison. Also Jury Prize at the Deauville Festival in 2015.

19:55 – The Palme d’Or awarded to “Anora” by Sean Baker

It is George Lucas himself who has the privilege of presenting the Palme d’Or to Sean Baker for his film Anoraand who arrives on stage prostrating himself in front of the father of Star Wars. After the usual thanks and in particular Francis Ford Coppola and David Cronenberg for their influence, the American director concludes with: “I will continue to fight in favor of cinema because at this moment as directors, we must fight so that the cinema is alive and released in theaters The world needs to remember that watching a film on your phone or at home is not the way to watch films even if high-tech companies would like it to be. “The future of cinema is where it began in a movie theater.” He dedicates his Prize to all sex workers, past, present and future. This is the first American Palme d’Or since Terence Malik’s Tree of Life.

19:44 – George Lucas receives his honorary Palme d’Or

It was to thunderous applause that the American filmmaker George Lucas, to whom we owe Star Wars but also the saga Indiana Jones, Willow, American Graffiti, appears on the stage of the Palais des Festivals, called by Camille Cottin. Francis Ford Coppola comes to present him with his Prize, recounting the beginning of their friendship when they were only students in California. “It is a great honor to receive this Prize from Francis, a great friend, a big brother and I thank him for everything he has always done for me,” thanked George Lucas. “I’m just a kid who grew up among the vineyards and came to California to make films (…) so it’s a great honor to be here.”

19:37 – The Grand Prize awarded to “All we imagine as light” by Payal Kapadia

Director Payal Kapadia receives the Grand Prix for her film All we imagine as light, the story of a friendship between three very different women. “It was already a dream to be selected here in Cannes (…) Without my actresses, nothing would have been possible, without them nothing would have been possible, thank you to all of you (…)” said, among other things, the filmmaker, a new voice in Indian cinema.

7:30 p.m. – The Jury Prize awarded to “Emilia Pérez” by Jacques Audiard

Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan presents the Jury Prize to Jacques Audiard who arrives on stage with his first words full of humor: “I am not Jacques Audiard, Jacques Audiard is stuck in a taxi, he asked me to read a note“. The filmmaker very briefly thanks his entire team and the jury.

19:27 – The Best Director Award goes to Miguel Gomes for “Grand Tour”

Receiving his Best Director Award from German filmmaker Wim Wenders, Miguel Gomes was rewarded for Grand Tour. Feeling alone on stage, he asks his team to join him on stage: actors, screenwriter, producer. “It’s up to the director to direct but he needs a lot of help (…) thanks to Portuguese cinema, it’s not so often that a Portuguese film is in competition at Cannes”

19:20 – The Special Prize is awarded to Mohammad Rasoulof

Iranian Mohammad Rasoulof received the Special Prize for his film Wild fig tree seeds. Delivering a strong message for his team and his compatriots, the director said: “Allow me to spare a thought for all the members of my team who are not here to celebrate this award (…) who are being held in Iran and under pressure from the services of the Islamic Republic“.”I am very happy but also deeply saddened by the catastrophe that my people experience on a daily basis (…) my people are taken hostage“.

19:16 – A collective female performance award for the film Emilia Perez

The Best Actress Prize goes to the four actresses in Jacques Audiard’s film, Emilia Pérez. The main actress, Karla Sofia Gascon, took the stage to take the Prize on behalf of all her comrades. Very moved, the trans actress dedicated this prize “to all trans people who suffer and I want these people to believe that it is always possible to improve and all of you who have made us suffer, It’s also time for you to change.”

19:01 – Frenchwoman Coralie Fargeat receives the Screenplay Prize

The first prize of the Competition is awarded to a woman, the Frenchwoman Coralie Fargeat for The Substance, with Demi Moore. After thanking her team, the Cannes Film Festival and her family, Coralie Gargeat adds a more personal message: “this film is about women, their experience in the world and the violence that can surround these women. I believe films can change the world and I hope this film will be a small step“.

18:57 – The Golden Camera for a first film awarded to “Armand”

Director Halfdan Ullman Tondel on his way to the Palais des Festivals but still in the taxi, it was the film’s distributor who came to collect the Prize, reading an SMS sent by the filmmaker who thanks his “team who gave all their soul “.

A Special Mention for the Golden Camera is also awarded to Mongrel by Wei Liang Chiang and You Qiao Yin, presented as part of the Quinzaine des Cinéastes.

18:50 – The Palme d’Or for short films goes to Croatian Nebojša Slipjepcevic

The director of The Man who could not remain silent (The Man Who Would Not Be Silent) goes on stage to receive his award. “I want to thank my producer and my entire team, those who helped us and those who didn’t get the award, I would like to dedicate this award to the one who is the basis of our film. He resisted violence peacefully and inspires us all.

18:46 – The closing ceremony begins

Camille Cottin opens the ceremony of this 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival with a credits from the Star Wars films revisited in her own way, establishing an assessment of this fortnight. “Welcome to the closing ceremony”

18:33 – The Jury, led by its president Greta Gerwig, takes its place in front of the photographers

Greta Gerwig and her jury composed of the French actor Omar Sy, the Franco-Swedish actress Eva Green, the American actress Lily Gladstone, Pierfrancesco Favino, the Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, the Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona, the screenwriter and Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, Turkish screenwriter Ebru Ceylan.

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