For more than seven decades, everyone who’s anyone in the film world has migrated to the French Riviera in May for the Cannes Film Festival, which combines star-studded red-carpet premieres with long days of screenings, meetings, networking, and parties.
The festival’s 71st installment runs from May 8 to 19, and its programming slate features premieres for Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ramin Bahrani’s adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, starring Michael B. Jordan, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman among so many more.
However, the Film market at Cannes is one of the best in the world with so much business happening as buyers and studios flock to distribute so many great films from all over the world. As attendees we were thrilled to view the many movie screenings and review the best films including Solo, BlacKkKlannsmen and chat with Spike lee on his cultural take being viewed well all over the world.
Not to be missed is the film festival’s many side events and parties from some of the largest brands. Cannes is one for everyone. For film lovers, business men, and actors and directors and producers to network or even just fans of film.
Also always we are thrilled to see the winners at Cannes!
Below are the winners of the festival and the winner of the Palme D’Or a very big honor.
Palme d’Or: “Shoplifters,” Hirokazu Kore-eda
Grand Prix: “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee
Jury Prize: “Capernaum,” Nadine Labaki
Special Palme d’Or: “The Image Book,” Jean-Luc Godard
Best Actress: Samal Yeslyamova, “Akya”
Best Actor: Marcello Fonte, “Dogman”
Best Director: Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
Best Screenplay (tie): Alice Rohrwacher, “Happy as Lazzaro” & Nader Saeivar, “Three Faces”
Camera d’Or: “Girl,” Lukas Dhont
Short Film Palme d’Or: “All These Creatures,” Charles Williams
Queer Palm (Feature): “Girl,” Lukas Dhont
Queer Palm (Short): “The Orphan,” Carolina Markowicz