Spotlight Media Productions

Cannes Festival Insider

By Adrienne Papp 

Since 1978, Un Certain Regard composes the heart of the Official Selection with the Competition. 

Presided over by Isabella Rossellini, the Un Certain Regard Jury is this year exclusively composed of film-makers, directors and actors.

PresidentScreen Shot 2015-06-07 at 12.05.12 AM
Isabella Rossellini, film-maker (United States, Italy)

Members of the Jury
Haifaa Al-Mansour, director (Saudi Arabia)
Nadine Labaki, director, actress (Lebanon)
Panos H. Koutras, film-maker (Greece)
Tahar Rahim, actor (France)

Nineteen films will be going head to head in Un Certain Regard, which officially opens onThursday 14th May with a screening of Naomi Kawase’s An (Sweet Red Bean Paste).
Running in parallel to the Competition, the Un Certain Regard selection has its own prizewinners, announced by the Jury on the Debussy Theatre stage on Saturday 23rd May, 2015.
The film awarded the Un Certain Regard Prize will be shown at the end of the Closing Ceremony.

Last year, the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury was the Argentinian director Pablo Traperowho gave the Un Certain Regard Prize to Kornel Mundruc?o for White God and the Jury Prize toRuben Östlund for Snow Therapy.

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here to watch some videos.

Sponsors of the Festival This Year:

Screen Shot 2015-06-06 at 11.51.28 PM

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes, presided by Joel and Ethan Coen, has revealed the names of the 2015 prize-winners during the Awards Ceremony. After paying tribute to Jean Zay, a resistance hero and founder of the Festival, Lambert Wilson welcomed the prize-givers and winners onto the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, to the sound of music playing. The Belgian actress, Cécile de France, had the honour of awarding the Palme d’or to the best of the 19 films in Competition.


Screen Shot 2015-06-07 at 12.12.21 AMThe director and French artist, Agnès Varda, received an Honorary Palme d’or for her collected works from Jane Birkin.


The closing film La Glace et le Ciel (Ice and the Sky) by Luc Jacquet was screened at the end of the Ceremony.

 

 

FEATURE FILMS – COMPETITION

Palme d’or
DHEEPAN by Jacques AUDIARD

 
Grand Prix

SAUL FIA (Son of Saul) by László NEMES

 
Best Director AwardHOU Hsiao-Hsien for NIE YINNIANG (The Assassin)

 
Jury Prize


THE LOBSTER by Yorgos LANTHIMOS

Best Actress Award
Rooney MARA in CAROL by Todd HAYNES

Emmanuelle BERCOT in MON ROI by MAÏWENN

Best Actor Award
Vincent LINDON in LA LOI DU MARCHÉ (The Measure of a Man) by Stéphane BRIZÉ

 

 

Best Screenplay Award

Michel FRANCO for CHRONIC

 


SHORT FILMS – COMPETITION

Palme d’or  

 
WAVES ’98 by Ely DAGHER

 

UN CERTAIN REGARD

 
UN CERTAIN REGARD AWARD

HRÚTAR (Rams) by Grímur Hákonarson

 
JURY PRIZE
ZVIZDAN (The High Sun) by Dalibor Matani?

 

 


Screen Shot 2015-06-07 at 12.14.44 AMBEST DIRECTOR PRIZE

Kiyoshi Kurosawa for KISHIBE NO TABI (Journey to the Shore)

 
UN CERTAIN TALENT PRIZE
COMOARA (Treasure) by Corneliu Porumboiu

 
Joint PROMISING FUTURE PRIZE
MASAAN (Fly Away Solo) by Neeraj Ghaywan
NAHID by Ida Panahandeh

CAMÉRA D’OR

LA TIERRA Y LA SOMBRA (Land and Shade) by César Augusto ACEVEDO presented during La Semaine de la Critique

CINÉFONDATION
First Prize
SHARE by Pippa Bianco
AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, USA

Second Prize
LOCAS PERDIDAS (Lost Queens) by Ignacio Juricic Merillán
Carrera de Cine y TV Universidad de Chile, Chile

Joint Third Prize
THE RETURN OF ERKIN by Maria Guskova
High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, Russia

Joint Third Prize
VICTOR XX by Ian Garrido López
ESCAC, Spain

The Jury of the CST has awarded the VULCAN AWARD OF THE TECHNICAL ARTIST to:

Tamas ZANYI, sound engineer, for the outstanding contribution of sound to the narration of SAUL FIA (Son of Saul) by László NEMES.

 


IMG_0841About the Author of This Article:
 Dame Adrienne Papp is a recognized journalist, economist and feature writer who has written for many publications including Savoir; The Westside Today Publications ; such as Beverly Hills 90210; Malibu Beach; Santa Monica Sun; The Beverly Hills Times; Brentwood News; Bel-Air View ; Celebrity Society ; Celeb Staff It Magazine Chic Today LA2DAY West Side Today among many others. She is the President and CEO of Los Angeles / New York-based publicity com

pany, Atlantic Publicity and publishing house, Atlantic Publisher. Adrienne writes about world trends, Quantum Physics, entertainment and interviews celebrities, world leaders, inventors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. She also owns Atlantic United Films that produces and finances true stories made for theatrical release or the silver screen. Spotlight News Magazine is owned by Atlantic United, IncAtlantic Publicity just opened a new extension to it : PublicityLosAngelesAdrienne Papp is a member of the International Press Academy.

Be Sociable, Share!

Comments are closed.