CANNES 2018: HIROKAZU KORE-EDA’S ‘SHOPLIFTERS’ TAKES HOME THE PALME D’OR PRIZE!

After a fortnight of the best of international film at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, judged by a female-dominated jury led by Cate Blanchet, we have the winners.

Palme d’Or: Shoplifters

History was made with the Palme d’Or, as a Japanese film won for only the second time. Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters bested the competition, taking home the top prize. Struggling to survive in Tokyo, living on the far edges of society, a family makes ends meet by shoplifting. Tightly knit, the family takes in a homeless girl, bringing an unwanted glare on their unusual set-up. Magnolia Pictures will distribute the award-winner in the U.S.

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Grand Prix: BlacKkKlansman

Best Director: Paweł Pawlikowski, Cold War

Best Screenplay: (tie) Alice Rohrwacher, Happy as Lazzaro + Jafar Panahi and Nader Saeivar, Three Faces

Best Actress: Samal Yeslyamova, Ayka

Best Actor: Marcello Fonte, Dogman

Jury Prize: Capernaum

Special Palme d’Or: The Image Book

Camera d’Or and Queer Palm: Girl

Short Film Palme d’Or: All These Creatures

Short Film Special Mention: On the Border

Un Certain Regard Award: Border

Un Certain Regard – Best Director: Sergey Loznitza, Donbass

Un Certain Regard – Best Screenplay: Meryem Benm’Barek, Sofia

Un Certain Regard – Special Jury Prize: The Dead and the Others

Director’s Fortnight – Art Cinema Award: Climax

Director’s Fortnight – Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: The Trouble With You

Director’s Fortnight – Europa Cinema Label: Lucia’s Grace

Director’s Fortnight – Illy Short Film Award: Skip Day

Critics’ Week – Grand Prize: Diamantino

Critics’ Week – Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: Woman at War

Critics’ Week – GAN Foundation Award for Distribution: Sir

Critics’ Week – Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award: Felix Maritaud, Sauvage

Critics’ Week – Short Film: Hector Malot – The Last Day of the Year

FIPRESCI Prize – Competition: Burning

FIPRESCI Prize – Director’s Fortnight/Critics’ Week: One Day

Cinefondation First Prize: The Summer of the Electric Lion

Cinefondation Second Prize: (tie) Kalendar and The Storms in Our Blood

Cinefondation Third Prize: Inanimate

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