Cannes 2017: Full list of winners from the 70th edition of the Cannes film festival

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FEATURE FILMS – COMPETITION

PALME D’OR

THE SQUARE directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND

The Palme d’or was awarded by Juliette Binoche and Pedro Almodóvar.

 

70th ANNIVERSARY AWARD

Nicole KIDMAN

The 70th Anniversary Award was awarded by Will Smith.

 

GRAND PRIX

120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE (BPM – Beats Per Minute) directed by Robin CAMPILLO

The Grand Prix was awarded by Costa-Gavras and Agnès Jaoui.

 

BEST DIRECTOR PRIZE

Sofia COPPOLA for THE BEGUILED

The Best Director Prize was awarded by Fan BingBing and Gabriel Yared.

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Joaquin PHOENIX in YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE directed by Lynne RAMSAY

The Best Performance by an Actor Prize was awarded by Jessica Chastain.

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Diane KRUGER in AUS DEM NICHTS (In The Fade) directed by Fatih AKIN

The Best Performance by an Actress Prize was awarded by Irène Jacob and Paolo Sorrentino

 

JURY PRIZE

NELYUBOV (Loveless) directed by Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV

The Jury Prize was awarded by Maren Ade and Guillaume Gallienne.

 

BEST SCREENPLAY EX-ÆQUO

Yorgos LANTHIMOS and Efthimis FILIPPOU for THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

Lynne RAMSAY for YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

The Best Screenplay Prize was awarded by Marisa Paredes and Park Chan-wook.

 

SHORT FILMS – COMPETITION

PALME D’OR

XIAO CHENG ER YUE (A Gentle Night) directed by QIU Yang

 

SPECIAL DISTINCTION BY THE JURY

KATTO (The Ceiling) directed by Teppo AIRAKSINEN

The Palme d’or and the Jury Special Mention for Shorts Films were awarded by Uma Thurman and Cristian Mungiu.

 

 

UN CERTAIN REGARD

UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE

LERD (A Man of Integrity) directed by Mohammad RASOULOF

 

PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS

JASMINE TRINCA for FORTUNATA directed by Sergio CASTELLITTO

 

PRIZE FOR THE BEST POETIC NARRATIVE

BARBARA directed by Mathieu AMALRIC

 

PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTION

Taylor SHERIDAN for WIND RIVER

 

JURY PRIZE

LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL (April’s Daughter) directed by Michel FRANCO

 

CAMÉRA D’OR

JEUNE FEMME (Montparnasse Bienvenüe) directed by Léonor SERRAILLE presented as part of UN CERTAIN REGARD

The Caméra d’or Prize was awarded by Sandrine Kiberlain, President of the Caméra d’or Jury.

CINEFONDATION

FIRST PRIZE

PAUL EST LÀ (Paul Is Here) directed by Valentina MAUREL
INSAS, Belgium
SECOND PRIZE

HEYVAN (AniMal) directed by Bahram & Bahman ARK
Iranian National School of Cinema, Iran
THIRD PRIZE

DEUX ÉGARÉS SONT MORTS (Two Youths Died) directed by Tommaso USBERTI
La Fémis, France

 

The CST Jury decided to award the VULCAIN PRIZE FOR ARTIST-TECHNICIAN to: Josefin ASBERG for her remarkable artistic contribution to match the inventiveness of the film THE SQUARE.

 cannes winner

Leo the movie by Jinna Mutune

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Synopsis:
LEO is a charming and beguiling adult fairy-tale. It’s a story of a boy who thinks he is a superhero, fails to be a superhero and discovers that he is a hero in a different way. It’s a simple story of a child who is opened up to the possibilities of dreaming. The film depicts an insightful, positive view of life in Kenya as seen through the eyes of LEO, who wants to live out his dreams in his homeland. It is a story about a little Maasai boy, raised in a low-income home, achieving his dream against all odds.

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Jinna Mutune is a Kenyan film producer and director. Mutune grew up in Nairobi in a middle-class family in Eastland’s Kimathi Estate.
Mutune studied at the South African School of Motion Picture, Medium and Live Performance and also studied film in the United States. After film school in South Africa, she went back to Kenya for a while and then moved to the U.S., living in Boston, Houston and California. Mutune states that she knew she wanted to be a filmmaker at age sixteen and by that time had also been directing plays at church and at her school.
Mutune is the director of Leo, a story told through the eyes of a Maasai boy who wants to live out his dreams. Leo was her first feature film and it was also funded by her own production company, Pegg Entertainment, Cinematography by Abraham Martinez. Leo premiered in Nairobi in April 2011, but only to small venues: the film debuted on the “big screen” in Kenya in November 2012.

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The U.S. premiere of Leo was well received by Kenyans and Americans. She appeared on Kenya TV to discuss Leo. Mutune also organized a business deal with the airlines, Kenya Airways and Emirates, to show Leo in flight. She also directed the film, Chep, which was also produced by Pegg Entertainment. Chep, a movie about a female marathon runner, set in 1970s which celebrates women and the men who support them, will be released in 2016. In addition to her feature films, she has also produced the music video for the Kenyan Official Olympic score and worked with Graca Machel on a public service announcement.

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Stanlee Ohikhuare new movie ‘ IDAHOSA TRAILS’

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SYNOPSIS:

The story is about the coincidental experience of an American Journalist (Thomas Book – David Schifter) who seeks to interview a reputable preacher (Idahosa) based on his perception of the latter’s role in the miraculous recovery of a popular chief in Benin City, whose recovery happened spontaneously after six years in a coma.
Led on by the Chief’s testimony, Thomas Book sets out to find the man whose name “Ida eh’ Osa” was mentioned during his interview with the Chief.
He is introduced to a young pastor (Pastor Osas – Kunle Idowu) who obliges to be of assistance in getting Thomas Book, to encounter the man called IDAHOSA.
Thomas Book sets out on an adventure to get a remarkable story, but ends up having an encounter that would change his life forever.

Original Story & Screenplay by: Stanlee Ohikhuare.

Starring: David Schifter, Kunle Idowu (Frank Donga), Osas Ajibade, Liz Ameye, Patrick Doyle, Charles Okafor, Akapo Akanni Adedamola

stanlee directorStanlee Ohikhuare – DIRECTOR, IDAHOSA TRAILS

Stanlee Ohikhuare (LEE) is an Auteur and Artistic Surrealist. He is a Fine Artist by training and specializes in Painting. As with most auteurs, Stanlee is a shooting director who contributes immensely to the entire artistic process of his films. In the Idahosa Trails production – as with practically all his productions, Stanlee is the head of all the Technical and Creative units.
He is the Director, Cinematographer, lighting Designer and overall Production Designer. Stanlee treats film making like Fine Arts and pays absolute attention to every artistic and Technical detail to ensure that the Artistic merit of his productions remain exceptional, and true to his original perception.
Stanlee is primarily an Art house Filmmaker, dedicating his film making career to Artistic films.

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