Chaired by the sublime Australian actress and producer Cate Blanchett, the Jury of the 71st Festival de Cannes unveiled on May 19 the winners of the various prizes and awarded the Palme d’Or to Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) by Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan), presented during the Awards Ceremony.
Palme d’Or for Shop Lifters
After an always very glamorous Red Carpet, featuring many international stars and muses, the 2018 Festival de Cannes closing ceremony, welcomed on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière all the winners, greeted by Master of Ceremonies Edouard Baer. The Palme d’Or, awarded by Cate Blanchett, has crowned the talent of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda for his film Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku), awarded as best among twenty-one films in Official Competition.
At the end of the Ceremony of the Palmares of this 71st edition, Terry Gilliam presented his film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to a parterre of stars and personalities of the cinema, the fashion and the arts.
The Jury of the Cannes Festival 2018
The Jury members of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival were: Chang Chen, actor, China – Ava DuVernay, screenwriter, director, producer, USA – Robert Guédiguian, director, screenwriter, producer, France – Khadja Nin, author, composer, performer, Burundi – Léa Seydoux, actress, France – Kristen Stewart, actress, USA – Denis Villeneuve, director, screenwriter, Canada – Andrey Zvyagintsev, director, scriptwriter, Russia.
The 2018 Festival de Cannes list of winners
Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) by Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)
Special Palme d’Or
The Picture Book (Le Livre d’Image) by Jean-Luc Godard
Capharnaüm by Nadine Labaki
Blackkklansman by Spike Lee
Best Director Prize
Cold War (Zimna Wojna) by Pawel Pawlikowski
Best Screenplay Ex-aequo
Alice Rohrwacher for Lazzaro Felice (Happy like Lazzaro)
Jafar Panahi for 3 Faces (Se Rokh)
Best Performance by an actress
Samal Yeslyamova in Ayka by Sergey Dvortsevoy
Best Performance by an actor
Marcello Fonte in Dogman by Matteo Garrone
All These Creatures by Charles Williams (Australia).
Special Distinction by the Jury
On The Border (Yan Bian Shao Nian) by Wei Shujun (China).
Girl by Lukas Dhont, a film selected in the Un Certain Regard section, which also won the Un Certain Regard best performance as an actor awarded to Victor Polster, 16 years old.
The 2018 Technician Artist Vulcan Prize has been awarded to Shin Joom-Hee, Artistic Director of Burning for his outstanding contribution to character characterization.
The Red Carpet of the Awards Ceremony
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