‘Titane’ Tops the 2021 Cannes Film Festival Awards

IMPOSSIBLE – Spike Lee jumped the gun, announcing the Palme d’Or winner “Titane” ahead of other awards at Cannes Film Festival awards. The unplanned fool may have robbed them of the prize of their usual suspense, but instead created an unpredictable thrilling energy as presenters and attendees tried to trying to imagine how to get the train back on track and what the jury president might do next… while holding her breath as the festival’s second Palme d’Or winner accepts her award .

With “Titane,” the original French-genre (“Raw”) Julia Ducournau offers an extreme horror perspective – a portrait of a serial killer impregnated with a car, a gender disguiser. himself and remain anonymous as a firefighter’s long-lost son – sure to make waves as it rolls out into the wider world.

As it turns out, the show slippage was the first of many surprises, including two relationships. When it came time for Ducournau to accept her award, she described watching the annual Cannes awards as a child. “At that time, I was sure that all the films that were awarded had to be perfect because they were on the stage. And tonight, I’m on that stage too, but I know my movie isn’t perfect – but I don’t think any movie is perfect in the eyes of its creator. You might even say mine is monstrous. “

Noting that “the world is becoming more and more flexible”, Ducournau thanked the judges for embracing diversity and “for letting monsters in. “

Earlier in the night, the jury honored another monster with “Nitram,” a unique portrait of a serial killer. The first winner to receive the award was film star Caleb Landry Jones, who was so nervous on the podium that he refused to speak, fearing he would give up. Jones won Best Actor for his portrayal of the perpetrator of the Port Arthur Massacre in Australia.

The Best Actress award went to Norway’s Renate Reinsve for her shining performance in “The World’s Ugliest Person,” about a young woman who judges herself harshly for not being can decide between lover, career path and whether she wants to raise a family or not.

The jury spread the riches by awarding the Grand Prix – second place only to the Palme d’Or in importance – to two different films: “A Hero” by Asghar Farhadi and “Room No. 6” ” by Juho Kuosmanen.

Leos Carax won a director’s award for “Annette,” a tragic musical about a famous couple (played by Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard) whose conflicting careers create a rift in their relationship. their system.

Japanese director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi has been awarded best screenplay for his three-hour film adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s “Drive My Car,” which finds new depth in the author’s 40-page short story .

In another match, special jury prizes were given to Nadav Lapid “Ahed’s Knee” and Apichatpong Weerasethakul “Memoria.”

Jury President Spike Lee presided over a predominantly female panel that included French-Senegal actor-director Mati Diop, American actor-filmmaker Maggie Gyllenhaal, Austrian director Jessica Hausner, and actress. French actor Mélanie Laurent, Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho, French actor Tahar Rahim, Korean actor Song Kang-ho and hit French singer Mylene Farmer.

Cannes’ prestigious first feature film award, Camera d’Or, has been awarded to Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović’s “Murina”, a Croatian coming-of-age story about a young woman negotiating for a man. strange arrival on her remote island. Selected by a special jury led by Mélanie Thierry (“Tralala”) from among 31 premieres across all sections of the festival, Director ‘Fortnight’s exploration is produced by Martin Scorsese.

The prizes are being updated directly below…


Golden Palm or: “Titan”

Grand Prix – TIE: Asghar Farhadi, “A Hero” AND “Room No. 6” by Juho Kuosmanen

Manager: Leos Carax, “Annette”

Cast: Caleb Landry Jones, “Nitram”

Actress: Renate Reinsve, “World’s Ugliest Man”

Jury Prize – TIE: Nadav Lapid “Ahed’s Knee” AND “Memoria” by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Script: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car”


Camera d’Or: “Murina,” Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

Short film Golden Palm or: “All the crows in the world,” Tang Yi

Short Film Special mention: “August Sky”, Jasmin Tenucci

Golden Eye Documentary Award:

Prizes of the Ecumenical Jury:

Queer Palms: “Divination”


Unspecified Prizes: “Close your fist”, Kira Kovalenko

Jury Award: “Great Freedom”, Sebastian Meise

Awards for Concert Performance: “Bonne Mere,” Hafsia Herzi

Courage Award: “La Civil”, Teodora Ana Mihai

Originality Award: “Lamb,” Valdimar Johannsson

Special mention: “Prayers for the Stolen,” Tatiana Huezo


Europa cinema label: “A Chiara,” Jonas Carpignano

Prizes of the Association of Drama Writers and Composers: “Magnetic Beats”, Vincent Maël Cardona


Nespresso Grand Prize: “Feathers,” Omar El Zohairy

Prizes of the Association of Drama Writers and Composers: Elie Grappe and Raphaëlle Desplechin, “Olga”

GAN Foundation Awards for Distribution: Elie Grappe and Raphaëlle Desplechin, “Zero Fucks Given”

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award: Sandra Melissa Torres, “Amparo”


First prize: “The Salamander Child”, Theo Degen

The second prize: “Iguana,” Yoon Daewoon

Third Prize – TIE: “Love Stories on the Move,” Carina-Gabriela Dasoveanu AND “Cantareira,” Rodrigo Ribeyro



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