75th Cannes film Festival at Cannes, France

75th Cannes film Festival at Cannes, France

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  • 75th Cannes film Festival was held at at Cannes, France.
  • The poster of the festival was designed as homage to American Film, The Truman Show (1998).

Shaunak Sen’s Documentary:

  • Shaunak Sen’s Documentary All that Breathes won L’OEil D’or Award 2022.
  • This award is also known as Golden Eye award which is for the best documantary.
  • This film earlier has also won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
  • This documentary has been acquired by American Television network, Home Box Office.
  • This award was created in 2015.
  • This award includes a cash prize of 5,000 euros.
  • In 2021, Payal Kapadia, the filmmaker had won the same award for the documantary ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’ written by her.

Palme d’Or award 2022 won by ‘Triangle of Sadness’:

  • ‘Triangle of Sadness’ is a Swedish comedy movie which is directed by Ruben Ostlund has won Palme d’Or award 2022.
  • This movie has also won Prix C.S.T. deI’Artiste-Technicien, 2022 award.
  • In 2017, ‘The Square’ has won the same award.
  • ‘The Square’ was directed by Ruben Ostlund.
  • Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • It was introduced in 1955.
  • Tom Cruise & Forest Whitaker conferred with Honorary Palme d’Or 2022.
  • In 2002 the Cannes festival began to occasionally award a non-competitive Honorary Palme d’Or to directors or actors.

Other Awards:

  • Short Film Palme d’Or Award was awarded to ‘The Water Murmurs’ directed by Jianying Chen who belongs to China.
  • The Grand Prix (Ex Aequo) Award was awarded to ‘Stars at Noon’ directed by Claire Denis who belongs to France.
  • Short Film Special Distinction Award was awarded to ‘Lori’ directed by Abinash Bikram Shah who belongs to Nepal.
  • The Grand Prix (Ex Aequo) Award was awarded to ‘Close’ directed by Lukas Dhont who belongs to Belgium, France, The Netherlands.
  • Jury Prize (Ex Aequo) Award was awarded to ‘The Eight Mountains’ directed by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch who belongs to Italy, Belgium, France.
  • Jury Prize (Ex Aequo) Award was awarded to ‘EO’ directed by Jerzy Skolimowski who belongs to Poland, Italy.
  • Best Director Award was awarded to ‘Decision to Leave’ directed by Park Chan-wook who belongs to South Korea.
  • 75th anniversary Prize Award was awarded to ‘Tori and Lokita’ directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne who belongs to Belgium, France.
  • Best Actor award was given to Song Kang Ho from South Korea for Movie- Broker (South Korea). The film was directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu.
  • Best Actress award was awarded to Zar Amir Ebrahimi from Iran for Movie- Holy Spider.
  • Un Certain Regard: Un Certain Regard Prize – LES PIRES (THE WORST ONES) directed by Lise AKOKA & Romane GUERET.
  • Jury Prize – 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.
  • Caméra d’or WAR PONY directed by Riley KEOUGH and Gina GAMMELL, presented as part of the UN CERTAIN REGARD Official Selection.
  • Special Mention – PLAN 75 directed by HAYAKAWA Chie.

La Cinef –

  • First Prize: IL BARBIERE COMPLOTTISTA (A Conspiracy Man) directed by Valerio FERRARA, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italie.
  • Second Prize: 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.


About India in Cannes award:

  • India has been named the first ‘Country of Honour’ at Marche du Film or Cannes Market which was also organized alongside Cannes Festival.
  • This status ensured India’s presence as Focus Country at Marche du Film.
  • India has been given an opportunity to pitch 5 selected movies at the “Goes to Cannes Section”.
  • India’s celebration of centenary of Late Filmmaker Satyajit Ray continues at Cannes as his remastered classic ‘Pratidwandi’ was screened at the Cannes Classic section Cinema de la plage.
  • India is also a ‘Country of Honour at the Cannes Next’, under which 5 new Start-Ups were given an opportunity to pitch to the Audio-Visual Industry.
  • Ten professionals will participate in the Animation Day networking.

Jury at the Festival:

  • Indian Actress Deepika Padukone served as the jury members of 75th Cannes film Festival along with ranian director Asghar Farhadi, British-American actress and director Rebecca Hall, French director Ladj Ly, American director Jeff Nichols, and Swedish actress Noomi Rapace.
  • It was chaired by French actor Vincent Lindon.


About Cannes Festival:

Establishment: 1946

Frequency: Annual

Headquarters: Cannes, France


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