It’s a wrap !
The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival is officially over. And what a festival Cannes was ! Full of amazing dresses and tuxedos and new movies to discover.
Cannes is one of my favorite film festival even if I usually don’t watch either the opening neither the closing ceremony. But Cannes is usually the official start for the new awards campaigning season and this year is starting well !
I like Cannes for 3 reasons:
1. Because it’s a great mix of french and international stars.
2. Because it lasts two weeks. Two weeks of celebrity parties, the red carpet ceremony & #dressporn, movie premieres, festival opening and closing ceremony.
3. And because you can see Xavier Dolan playing pétanque with Sienna Miller while Michael Fassbender drinks a Martini with Marion Cotillard, while Isabelle Hupert is having a blast with Charlize Theron and Lea Seydoux. Oh celebrities…!
Cannes 2015 – A Festival To Remember
But even if Cannes seems to be a lot about fashion & celebrity parties we must remember for all instance that it is A LOT MORE ABOUT MOVIES & ART !
Read also : It’s Cannes #DressPorn again !
Then here’s what to remember from The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival :
Cannes’ Biggest Winner
Jacques Audiard’s Sri Lankan refugee drama Dheepan won the Palme d’Or, the top honor at the Cannes Film Festival. I am super happy and really looking forward to seeing that movie. Jacques Audiard is an amazing writer/director. He won the Palme d’Or for Un prophète, I loved Rust & Bones , De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté and Sur mes lèvres.
Cannes Biggest Surprise
Amy – by Asif Kapadia was the biggest surprise of this festival. ‘Hard to watch hard to forget‘ is exactly what you feel after watching this 1:30” trailer. Starting with the incredible raw voice that she’s known for, Amy Winehouse‘s glorious rise and heartbreaking fall is movingly documented. The result is an unforgettable portrait of the cult of celebrity in the iPhone era.
Cannes Films I-can’t-wait-to-watch
Mon Roi by Maiwen – Read more on Variety.com
Macbeth – With Marion Cotillard & Michael Fassbender (FASSO!) – As the shortest, sharpest and most stormily violent of William Shakespeare’s tragedies, “Macbeth” may be the most readily cinematic – read more on Variety.com
Cannes most promising for the Oscar
Emmanuelle Bercot, in Mon Roi. Rooney Mara in Carol, who both won Best Actress Ex-aequo.
Cannes Sweetest Jury
Xavier Dolan – Last year Xavier Dolan was at Cannes for it’s wonderful movie ‘Mommy‘ and won the Jury Prize. He also gave a moving speech addressed to his idol Jane Campion and a piece of advice to his generation [watch it here]. This year he was chosen to be the youngest jury of Cannes history. Can you believe it? – at just 26 years old, he’s already had four films in the festival and didn’t have one ready yet for this season so he had time to be a judge. He’s a genuis !
Cannes Most Hollywood
Mad Max Fury Road – Charlize Theron ’s Imperator Furiosa — arguably the greatest female action hero since Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley.
A Tale of Love and Darkness – Is the first movie directed by Nathalie Portman. Read the full review of A Tale of Love and Darkness.
Love by Gaspard Noé – The problem with Love isn’t its purpose, which I find wholly laudable, nor the sex itself, which is beautiful and also – to use a taboo critical term – sexy. It’s that both these things deserved a far richer and more intelligent film to support them.” Read the full review of Love.
To conclude, I really loved that Cannes festival season ; which I find much better than the past years, more glamourous, the dresses are more elegant and not vulgar at all (talking to you snobby Melanie Laurent). The great mix between hollywood stars, french and international actors was really great too. And even the presence of that Kendull Jenner girl or Paris Hilton on the carpet surprisingly didn’t bother me at all.