Cannes 2019 : Catherine Deneuve presents the Palme d’or, Antonio Banderas sacred


The 72nd edition of the Cannes film Festival ends this may 25, 2019 with the Last Session, that is to say, as a closing film, the film is not up to standard of Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, with Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb. The ceremony starts with the memorable images of this year to 2019, with the Palm of honor given to Alain Delon, the standing ovation for Claude Lelouch and his film The best Years of one’s life, as well as a slew of beautiful images of red carpets.


Edouard Baer houses the enthusiastic audience : “it is finished, the end of the session. It is time to recognize, who among us has been touched by the eroticism of sulphur by Abdellatif Kechiche ( … ), which has been upset by the diary of Pain and Glory, who has been taken to a full shock by the film Ladj Ly as me. (…) And then for a moment all his films will remain behind us. Farewell, controversy, heart stroke, without opinion, goodbye talent, bow tie. (…) That’s it that one seeks the emotion, otherwise it is a long life, without emotion.


The announcer quickly adds with the Palme d’or-short film for The Distance Between Us And The Sky of Vasilis Kekatos and was presented by Claire Denis, president of the jury for the Cinéfondation and Nadine Labaki, president of the jury for un certain regard. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Rithy Pahn, president of the jury of the golden Camera, hand over the famous trophy for the best first film in the cannes selection in Nuestras Madres de César Díaz.


Between the stage for the jury of the official selection, led by president Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, director of Babel, or The Revenant : Elle Fanning, Kelly Reichardt, Maimouna n’diaye, Alice Rohrwacher, Enki Bilal, Yorgos Lanthimos, Robin Campillo and Pawel Pawlikowski. “It was a great honour to represent the jury, thank you very much”, said the president. A special mention is awarded by Chiara Mastroianni (prix d’interprétation un certain regard for Room 212) and returns to It Must Be Heaven to Elia Suleiman. The price of the scenario is made by the charismatic Gael Garcia Bernal in the film : Portrait of the girl on fire by Céline Sciamma. What delight his actresses Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel, who is also his wife.


On the music You women…, Reda Kateb delivers the best actress to Emily Beecham for Little Joe to be taken that frustrate the predictions for Virginia Efira (Sibyl). The handsome Viggo Mortensen arrives on scene and speaks French to pay homage to Agnes Varda and his love for cinema and life. “To make good cinema, it is not necessary to show but want to see“, she said the time of a trip. It is on this sentence that the actor delivers the price of the staging, to the Dardenne brothers for The Young Ahmed. “We wanted to make this film an ode to life (…) a call to life, the difference, which is also the vocation of the cinema,” claimed the duo, who will highlight the performance of the young actor, Idir Ben Addi.


Michael Moore, winner of the golden Palm in 2004 for Fahrenheit 9/11, presents the jury prize ex aequo to The Wretched of Ladj Ly and Bacurau of Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles. For the male interpretation award, this is Zhang Ziyi, who has been chosen, it is celebrating its twenty years (!) career. She hands it to Antonio Banderas for his performance in Pain and glory of Pedro Almodovar , who does not know whether to speak in French, English or Spanish : “This is a prize for which I am very grateful, in my name, but also for my character, which is Pedro Almodovar. I met him forty years ago, I respect him, I admire him, I love him. I gave so much all my life that this award must be dedicated. When Sylvester Stallone arrives on the Rocky theme, it ignites the room. It is he who delivers the Grand jury Prize at Atlantic Mati Diop, particularly moved by his trophy. Etincelante, Catherine Deneuve presents the Palme d’or with the jury president Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu. The latter declares : “The decision we’ve made has been absolutely unanimous.” He then announces the ultimate prize in the film Parasite of the South-Korean Bong Joon-Ho ! It is the successor to A family business of Hirokazu Kore-eda.

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