Palme d’Or to Triangle of Sadness to Pakistani film Joyland making a history, Cannes day 12, the closing of the festival awarded all the winners and celebrated Cinema!

The 75th Cannes International Film Festival was concluded on Saturday, May 28 after an 11-day run of screenings of some of the finest movies from all across the world and competing in the most illustrious and prestigious competition. Located on the glamourous French Riviera, the South of France the festival is a film festival that focuses on cinema from all over the world but also features haute culture fashion on its iconic red carpet. So the final day of this year’s festival, Cannes day 12 witnessed a closing ceremony awarding and celebrating the 21 films that were screened during the course of the 12-day festival.

From the last screenings of the film to the extravagant award night saluting the makers of the cinema. Who won what in different categories to how these 12 days of cinema were celebrated catch up on all of it with this highlight of day 12 of the Cannes!

12 Days of Cinema!

The awards night!

During the awards night at the closing ceremony, the awards to the winners were finally announced after 12 days of screening films from all over the world. The Palme d’Or was received by Triangle Of Sadness by Ruben Ostlund. The Grand Prize was a shared award by Stars At Noon by Claire Denis, and Close by Lukas Dhont. Best Director was received by Park Chan-wook for Decision To Leave. The Special 75th Anniversary Prize was gone to Tori And Lokita, by Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne. The Jury Prize was again shared by EO by Jerzy Skolimowski and The Eight Mountains by Felix Van Groeningen & Charlotte Vandermeersch.

The Best Actor was received by Song Kang-ho for Broker while the Best Actress was gone to Zar Amir Ebrahimi for Holy Spider. The Best Screenplay went to Tarik Saleh, Boy From Heaven while the Short Film Palme d’Or was won by The Water Murmurs by Jianying Chenthe. The Camera d’Or went to War Pony by Riley Keough & Gina Gammell while Camera d’Or Special Mention was Plan 75 by Chie Hayakawa.

While these awards were handed out during the festival’s closing ceremony there were some Pre-festival award winners that were showcased at the festival. Best Documentary Indian film All That Breathes by Shaunak Sen, Special Jury Prize received by Mariupolis 2 by Mantas Kvedaravicius, and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury to Broker by Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Un Certain regard awards!

Un Certain Regard is a competition at the Cannes Film Festival that focuses on arthouse films/parallel cinema that is artistically daring. It runs parallel to the main competition and this time included 20 feature films. While The Worst Ones by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret won away Les Prize, the Jury Prize was given to the Pakistani film Joyland by Salim Sadiq. Best Director went to Alexandru Belc by Metronom and the Best Performance award was given to Vicky Kripes for Corsage and Adam Bessa in Harka and the Best Screenplay award went to Mediterranean Fever by Maha Haj.

Closing ceremony!

The closing ceremony was held inside the magnificent Grand Lumière Theater inside the festival’s headquarters with the nine-person jury led by Vincent Lindon, who appeared in last year’s Palme d’Or winner, “Titane.” The Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, the British actress and director Rebecca Hall, the French director Ladj Ly, the American director Jeff Nichols, the Indian actress Deepika Padukone, the Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, the Norwegian director Joachim Trier, and the Italian actress and director Jasmine Trinca were watching from the stage as the awards were been given out. The ceremony was all in all concluded in 90 minutes or so with the Palme d’Or was won by Ruben Ostlund‘s Triangle Of Sadness which makes him one of the right directors to win the award the second time, previously he won for The Square in 2017.

Some last screenings and more!

Movies like Showing Up by Kelly Reichardt, Mother and Son (Un Petit Frere) by Léonor Serraille, Masquerade by Nicolas Bedos, and Close by Lukas Dhont were screened.

As Cannes day 12 marks the official commencement of the festival which of the films showcased in the film festival are you eager to watch? Do tell us in the comments below!

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