How to Keep Up with the Cannes Talk

Film Still of  The Square , Award Palme d’Or 2017

Film Still of The Square, Award Palme d’Or 2017

The 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival wrapped up. The talks about it, however, won’t fade out for weeks and weeks. When the discussion goes into an unknown territory, we’ve got you covered: here’s our cheat sheet with the Cannes Film Festival highlights. 

This year’s Palme d’Or went to Swedish director Ruben Ostlund for an art world satire The Square. Robin Campillo walked away with a Grand Prix for his BPM (Beats Per Minute), and Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled brought her the best director award. Diane Kruger earned the best actress for her role in Fatih Akin’s In the Fade, while Joaquin Phoenix’s performance in  You Were Never Really Here brought him the best actor’s honors. Nicole Kidman, who appeared in four projects in this year’s official selection, got a special 70th anniversary award. 

Film Still of  You Were Never Really Here , Award for Best Actor 2017

Film Still of You Were Never Really Here, Award for Best Actor 2017

Cannes against Netflix was quite a scandalous happening: in the end,  festival decided to keep Netflix-produced Okja in the competition, but in the future movies not meant for cinema screenings won’t be accepted. 

There’s also a lingering opinion, that this year, ‘out of competition’ category overshadowed the main one: Lynch bringing the Twin Peaks, memorable screenings likeTesnota by Kantemir Balagov, Wind River by Taylor Sheridan, Directions by Stephan Komandarev enjoyed high regards. In addition, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s VR installation Carne y Arena sparked the thought about the scenarios of cinema’s future. There’s a lot to remember, besides main competition wins and best/worst red carpet looks.

Film Still of  The Beguiled , Award for Best Director 2017

Film Still of The Beguiled, Award for Best Director 2017


今年的 Palme d’Or 被瑞典导演 Ruben Ostlund 以一部艺术世界的讽刺电影 The Square 获得。Robin Campillo 以他的 BPM (Beats Per Minute) 带走了 Grand Prix,Sofia Coppola 的 The Beguiled 为她赢得了最佳导演奖。Diane Kruger 因其在 In the Fade 的里的 Fatih Akin 角色赢得了最佳女演员奖,Joaquin Phoenix 在 You Were Never Really Here 中的表演为她赢得了最佳男演员的殊荣。Nicole Kidman 参演了今年官方选定的作品中的四部,因而获得了一个70周年特别奖。

Film Still of  In the Fade , Award for Best Actress 2017

Film Still of In the Fade, Award for Best Actress 2017

戛纳对 Netflix 颇具争议:最终,电影节决定在比赛中保持 Netflix 出品的 Okja,但是未来非为电影荧幕制作的电影作品将不被接受。

还有一个持久的观点,就是今年,“out of competition” 类别盖过了主线类别:Lynch 带来了 the Twin Peaks,令人记忆深刻的荧幕作品,诸如 Kantemir Balagov 的 Tesnota,Taylor Sheridan 的 Wind River,Stephan Komandarev的 Directions,享受了高规格待遇。再者,Alejandro González Iñárritu 的虚拟现实作品 Carne y Arena 迸射出思想火花,展示了关于电影院未来的场景。除了主线比赛赢家和最佳/最差红毯造型之外,还有许多值得记忆的。

Film Still of  BPM (Beats Per Minute) , Award Grand Prix 2017

Film Still of BPM (Beats Per Minute), Award Grand Prix 2017

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