Cannes Film Festival: the Dardenne brothers and Lukas Dhont rewarded, the Palme d’Or for Östlund (video)

The Grand Prix, the second most prestigious distinction, was awarded ex-aequo to the French Claire Denis for “Stars at noon” and to the Belgian Lukas Dhont, the youngest of the competition, for “Close”.

Belgians shine

The Grand Prix, the second most prestigious distinction, was awarded ex-aequo to the French Claire Denis for “Stars at noon” and to the Belgian Lukas Dhont, the youngest of the competition, for “Close”.

With “Close”, the young Belgian prodigy signs a film about friendship and responsibility. The feature film dives into the story of Léo and Rémi, 13 years old, lifelong friends until an unthinkable event separates them.

” I’m very emotive. Thanks to the judges. Thanks to the Cannes Film Festival. Thanks to my brother who was there from the beginning. We’ve been making movies together since we were 12,” Lukas Dhont said on stage. “I would like to thank my father, Dirk, Angelo, Seal, Davy, all my team, actors and technicians, who invested their heart and soul in this film. (…) And above all, thank you to my mother, mum, for showing me the incredible impact that cinema could have. I’m here because of you, because you helped me find my voice to connect with others, through films and stories. »

“In recent years we have had to stay away from those we love to protect them. I clearly realized the importance of my friends and how necessary they are to us. I would like to dedicate this film to the friends from whom I have distanced myself and to those who I now consider my loved ones, ”continued the filmmaker. “I dedicate this award to the tenderness and courage of those who choose love over fear. »

The Dardenne brothers were also rewarded. A special prize for the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival was awarded to them for “Tori and Lokita”.

With this ninth feature film presented in competition, the filmmakers deliver a poignant account of clandestinity, plunging into the story of two young exiles with an unbreakable bond, who have come to settle in Belgium.

“When we were preparing our film, in January 2021, a baker from Besançon went on a hunger strike for 12 days so that his apprentice, who was from Guinea, was not expelled from France. It’s amazing. Our film we dedicate it to this gentleman, ”said Luc Dardenne on stage, after the thanks to the jury made by his brother Jean-Pierre.

Finally, the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize was awarded ex-aequo, Saturday evening, to the Belgian film “The Eight Mountains” by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch, awarded with the feature film “EO” by Polish Jerzy Skolimowski.

The full list

Actress: Zar Amir Ebrahimi in Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi (Iran)

Scénario : Boy from Heaven, de Salik Tarek (Egypte)

Actor: Song Kang Ho in Broker, by Kore-Eda Hirokazu (Korean actor in a Japanese film)

Best Director Award: Decision to leave, by Park chan-wook

Gold Camera: War Pony, Gina Gammell and Riley Keough (USA)

Short film: The water murmurs by jianying Chen (China)

In the parallel prizes, Boy from Heaven, by Swedish filmmaker of Egyptian origin Salik Tarek, receives the François Chalais Prize which rewards among the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, the film which will best reflect the reality of the world.

Chaired by Polish director Agnieszka Holland, the Golden Eye jury, which rewards a documentary, awarded All That Breathes by Shaunak Sen (India, United States, United Kingdom).

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