A Woman’s Film is honored with the highest honor of the festival – for the second time in the history of the festival. A wild and bizarre work thus triumphs.
Cannes (AP) – The golden palm of the Cannes film festival goes to the wild horror drama “Titane” by French director Julia Ducournau. The jury announced it on Saturday night. This is only the second time in the history of the festival that a film by a director has received the Palme d’Or.
“Titane” tells the story of a young woman who does not want to be stuck in any grid. She kills a lot of people who stand in her way and finally masquerades as a man to escape the police. It’s a fantasy horror film with clear feminist aspects that pound the toxic masculinity and provoke and shock with its images. In 1993, “Das Piano” by New Zealander Jane Campion won the festival’s highest honor.
This year, two films were awarded the Grand Jury Prize, the festival’s second most important award: the road movie “Hytti No 6” by Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen and Iranian social critic “A Hero” by Oscar-winning double Asghar Farhadi . The award for best director went to French Leos Carax for the musical “Annette” with music by the group Sparks.
Norwegian Renate Reinsve, 33, received the award for best actress. In “The Worst Person in the World” by Joachim Trier, she plays a young woman who is looking for her place in life. Caleb Landry Jones was named Best Actor for his performance in Justin Kurzel’s “Nitram”. In the work, based on real events, the American plays the role of a mass murderer.
The Jury Prize was also awarded twice: equally to the German co-production “Memoria” by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul with Tilda Swinton in the lead role and to the Israeli contribution “Ha’berech (Ahed’s Knee)” by Nadav Lapid . Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Japanese drama “Drive My Car” received the award for best screenplay. In the competition, 24 entries competed for the prizes.