2nd part of May has been so exciting for the world of cinema. fashion, celebrities and lifestyle. Everyone was watching the news from Cannes in France. Cannes is located in a glamourous part of the French Riviera, with luxury hotels, restaurants and a posh crowd. This place is the most beautiful canvas for International cinema and the most iconic red carpet.
After the pandemic finally festival returned with grace and force. In 2020 the Festival was closed and last year it was very modest. 2022 has been a shift and back to the annual extravaganza. Stars of cinema came to France from all over the world. People once again could be part of this event. They could admire the outfits of famous actresses and models. Voting which dress was the winner and who had the most beautiful jewellery. Some people followed the press, some watched the streaming or managed to see it by themselves and some dreamed about being in Cannes during the Festival. It’s a dream and the world could live this dream for nearly 2 weeks.
The Cannes International Film Festival took 11 intense days, with screening nearly all day long, it was a very intense time for all involved. After these 11 days of screening the Closing Ceremony took place on Saturday, 28th of May and was truly an event that the cinema industry was waiting for.
This year was the 75th edition and paid tribute to Tom Cruise. He is the star of Top Gun: Maveric, which had its premiere during the festival. We could see him on the red carpet next to British Royalties, Prince Willian and his wife Kate. The film itself received five-minute standing applause after its first showing and Cruise himself was awarded a surprise Palme d’Or.
Considering the current world situation and was in Ukraine was also visible during the festival itself. There were protests on the Red Carpet and also dialogue about the purpose of cinema in wartime. As a support Russian journalists didn’t receive the accreditations and couldn’t participate in the Festival.
An important movie o be mentioned is Mariopolis 2 finished by the fiance of Lithuanian director Mantas Kvidaravicos, who was killed by the Russian military in Mariupol during the filming. Mariopolis 2 shows life during the war, bombing and survival. It is revealing images that convey tragedy and hope.
Awards from the Cannes Film Festival.
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND
Grand Prix (jointly awarded)
CLOSE directed by Lukas DHONT
STARS AT NOON directed by Claire DENIS
Award for Best Director
PARK Chan-Wook for HEOJIL KYOLSHIM (DECISION TO LEAVE)
Award for Best Screenplay
Tarik SALEH for WALAD MIN AL JANNA (BOY FROM HEAVEN)
Jury Prize (jointly awarded)
EO directed by Jerzy SKOLIMOWSKI
LE OTTO MONTAGNE (THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS) directed by Charlotte VANDERMEERSCH & Felix VAN GROENINGEN
75th anniversary Prize
TORI ET LOKITA (TORI AND LOKITA) directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc DARDENNE
Award for Best Actress
Zar AMIR EBRAHIMI in HOLY SPIDER
directed by Ali ABBASI
Award for Best Actor
directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu
HAI BIAN SHENG QI YI ZUO XUAN YA (THE WATER MURMURS) directed by JIANYING CHEN
LORI (MELANCHOLY OF MY MOTHER’S LULLABIES) directed by Abinash Bikram SHAH
Un Certain Regard
Un Certain Regard Prize
LES PIRES (THE WORST ONES) directed by Lise AKOKA & Romane GUERET
JOYLAND directed by Saim SADIQ
Best Director Prize
Alexandru BELC for METRONOM
Best Performance Prize (jointly awarded)
Vicky KRIEPS in CORSAGE directed by Marie KREUTZER
Adam BESSA in HARKA directed by Lotfy NATHAN
Best Screenplay Prize
MEDITERRANEAN FEVER directed by Maha HAJ
« Coup de cœur » Prize
RODEO directed by Lola QUIVORON
WAR PONY directed by Riley KEOUGH and Gina GAMMELL,
presented as part of the UN CERTAIN REGARD Official Selection
PLAN 75 directed by HAYAKAWA Chie
IL BARBIERE COMPLOTTISTA (A Conspiracy Man) directed by Valerio FERRARA
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italie
DI ER (Somewhere) directed by LI Jiahe
Hebei University of Science and Technology School of Film and Television, Chine
Joint Third Prize
GLORIOUS REVOLUTION directed by Masha NOVIKOVA
London Film School, Royaume Uni
LES HUMAINS SONT CONS QUAND ILS S’EMPILENT (Humans Are Dumber When Crammed up Together) directed by Laurène FERNANDEZ
La CinéFabrique, France
The jury of the 75th edition was led by French actor Vincent Lindon, Some other respectable members were: Rebecca Hall, Jeff Nichols, Deepika Padukone, Noomi Rapace and Jasmine Trinca.
Celebrities during the Final Ceremony.
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As always with love
Bella Zofia xx
Your Fashion, Beauty and Travel Blogger from Geneva