Gold Palm Korean Bong-Joon Ho in Cannes
The award was presented at the 72nd International Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. The biggest prize of the festival was the Golden Palm, the South Korean director, Bong Joon-Ho, for his film "Parasitism". Spanish actor Antonio Banderas won the best actor award and Emily Beecham received the best actress award. The Jury Special Award was won by "Miserables" and "Bacurau".
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival, which has been going on since May 14 and competing with huge names, ended with a traditional award ceremony in Croisette, the famous festival hall of Cannes. Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu chaired the jury at the Festival, where film giants and young talents competed together. Inarritu and Juri members made their decision on Saturday morning, handing over their cell phones, as they do every year, by closing the villa in a secretly protected villa.
Inarritu, speaking on behalf of the jury at the award ceremony, "For me, it was a great privilege to chair this jury. We spent hours here together as moviegoers. The selection was incredibly difficult. It was very difficult to give so many beautiful works, so few awards. Awards will only reflect our tastes and ideas. We hope these films will be permanent.
Jury members, who all had a difficult selection process in the face of assertive films and performances, gave the Golden Palm to the film "Parasitism" in which South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho described the 'class war' around a family drama.
"It was very difficult to make a choice, but we all agreed on the Golden Palm. Bong Joon-Ho was unanimously awarded," Jury President Inarritu said, explaining the grand prize together with French artist Catherine Deneuve.
Altın Golden Camera verilen which was given to the best first film was taken by Cesar Diaz's Nu Nuestras Madres fil. The young director devoted his film to those who lost their lives in the Guatemalan civil war, where his father died.
British Emily Beecham was among the actors who did not return empty-handed from the festival. For her role in Jessica Hausner's "Little Joe," about genetic manipulation, Beecham won the best actress award.
The Belgian film Dardenne Brothers, one of the giant directors of the world of cinema, received the best director award for the film "Young Ahmed", in which he describes the radicalization of a Muslim teenager. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne brothers, when receiving the award, voiced, "This film tells a fanatic. But at the same time a fondness for life, being open to the world and differences, such as the mission of the art of the 7th carries the words of long applause."
American director Michael Moore, who came on the stage to award the Jury Prize, criticized US President Donald Trump in an anticipated manner. "The US President is a lie that allows us to tell other lies," said Moore, who also shot a documentary about Trump. Moore's jury award was shared by French Ladj Ly's film Les Miserables in the suburbs and the highly acclaimed 'Bacurau' by Brazilian Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho.
"I never forgot the neighborhoods I grew up from where I came from. Without cinema school, it is possible to come far behind. My film tells the suburbs and its people, the only enemy between the suburban people and the police, that is the misery." devoting to all the misery of the country, "he said.
The film "Suffering and Victory / Douleur et Gloire" by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, one of the favorites of the Golden Palm, did not win the grand prize. However, the famous actor Antonio Banderas, the leading actor, won the best actor award.