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The jury, made up of actors, filmmakers and a musican, was led by co-presidents Joel and Ethan Cohen.
Speaking at a press conference after the ceremony, Joel said of their approach to judging the 19 Competition titles: “We are not a jury of film critics - we are artists looking at work and deciding what to celebrate in each of the works.”
Ethan said: “We couldn’t give a top prize to every movie - but we did try to balance out the attention on each of the films.”
Joel added: “We would have given more films multiple prizes but those are the rules »
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There’s no bigger award in filmmaking than the Palme d’Or. Cannes highest honour, it’s confirms a director as a master of the medium and, importantly, carries much less of the baggage than other high profile prizes.
The Oscars are highly political, voted for by people who don’t know what they’re on about or too disinterested to actually watch the films, and are thus all too often dictated by the press. The Golden Palm, on the other hand, is built around art; it’s picked by a Jury of ten people who decide a winner based purely on their own personal and professional interpretations of what the festival represents.
This year’s winners, chosen by the likes of the Coen brothers, Guillermo del Toro and Jake Gyllenhaal, have just been announced and, almost proving the lack of press input, they’re incredibly surprising. »
- Alex Leadbeater
The 12 days of the prestigious 68th Festival de Cannes came to a close on Sunday (May 24, 2015) when the winners were announced during the Awards Ceremony.
The Palme d’Or went to Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan. To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. They barely know one another, but try to build a life together.
The Best Director prize was awarded to Nie Yinniang (The Assassin) by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. In 9th Century China, a »
- Movie Geeks
The Cannes Film Festival is the most prestigious film festival in the world, and its top prize, the Palme d’Or, is film's highest honor. Consequently, people have really fervid feelings about what they think should win. Regardless of which film takes whichever award, it’s usually controversial. This year, the main competition jury, considered by some to be one of the best juries in the festival’s long, illustrious history, was headed by Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski), and featured Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Jake Gyllenhaal, Xavier Dolan (Mommy), Sophie Marceau, Rossy de Palma, Rokia Traoré, and Sienna Miller. Here are the films that won at this year’s Cannes, as reported by Indiewire. Let the angry think pieces commence.Palme d'Or: Dheepan, directed by Jacques Audiard Grand Prix: Son of Saul, directed by Laszlo Nemes Best Director: Hou Hsiao »
- Greg Cwik
Critics had predicted that Todd Haynes’ Carol or Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin would take the top prize, while momentum appeared to shift to Laszlo Nemes’ Son Of Saul when it picked up the Fipresci prize. Even the bookies favoured a different title, pegging Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster for the prestigious honour.
But while they each left the Lumiere Theatre with one prize apiece, it was Dheepan that claimed the top honour.
The drama centres on a Tamil freedom fighter (Antonythasan Jesuthasan, one of three non-professional Tamil leads) who, near the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War, flees to Europe with a makeshift family hoping to claim asylum »
Screen is reporting live from the Closing Ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, including quotes from the red carpet.
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After 12 days of world premieres and red carpets, the winners of the 68th Cannes Film Festival are being revealed inside the Lumière Theatre.
Opinion from Screen’s jury of critics gave close to top marks to both Todd Haynes’ Carol, starring Cate Blanchett, and Hou Hsiao-hsien’s period Chinese drama The Assassin, while Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees, starring Matthew McConaughey, scored a 12-year low.
But it is the jury chaired by Us filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen that will decide who takes home the prestigous Palme d’Or.
The Jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen and including Rossy de Palma, Guillermo Del Toro, Xavier Dolan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sophie Marceau, Sienna Miller and Rokia Traoré, has presented the Palme d'Or to Jacques Audiard's Dheepan. Laszlo Nemes wins the Grand Prix for Son of Saul. The Prix du Jury goes to Yorgos Lanthimos for The Lobster. Best Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien for The Assassin. Best Screenplay: Michel Franco for Chronic. Best Actress is a split: Rooney Mara for Carol and Emmanuelle Bercot for Mon roi. Best Actor: Vincent Lindon for The Measure of a Man. » - David Hudson »
After nearly two weeks of screenings, the 68th Cannes Film Festival has come to a close with this year's awards having now been handed out.
Jacques Audiard's "Dheepan" has taken the top prize of this year's Palme d’Or, a surprising choice considering reviews for the film were mixed. Jesuthasan Antonythasan stars in the film as a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker.
Laszlo Nemes' raved about "Son Of Saul" scored the second place Grand Prix award, whilst Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Lobster" took this year's Jury Prize. Also scoring honors were Rooney Mara ("Carol") and Emmanuelle Bercot ("Mon Roi") sharing a best actress win, and Vincent Lindon ("The Measure Of A Man") winning for best actor.
- Garth Franklin
The 68th Cannes Film Festival has wound down after 12 days of premieres screenings and controversies about shoe policies, and all that was left was the award ceremony to wrap things up. Winners this year included Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan, which took the Palme d’Or and Rooney Mara for Todd Haynes’ Carol. Audiard winning seems something of a controversial choice, since, while it was admired, it hasn’t been as praised as the likes of Son Of Saul or Carol. Still, the other films got their due alongside quirky romantic drama The Lobster and Hou Hsaio-hsien’s impressive martial arts epic The Assassin. The Jury for the Main Competition this year included Joel and Ethan Coen, Guillermo del Toro, Sienna Miller, Sophie Marceau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rossy de Palma, Rokia Traoré and Xavier Dolan. Here’s the full list of winners: Palme d’OrJacques Audiard, DheepanGrand PrixLaszlo Nemes, Son Of Saul Best DirectorHou Hsiao-hsien, »
Cannes — The 2015 Cannes Film Festival has officially come to an end and, in something of a surprise, the winner of the Palme d'Or went to Jacques Audiard's "Dheepan." The presidents of the jury, Ethan and Joel Coen, reminded the media during the final press conference these honors weren't determined by critics. Instead, they were chosen by a nine-member jury which included notable names such as Guillermo Del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal, Xavier Dolan, Sienna Miller and Sophie Marceau. Other major winners included "Son of Saul," which took the Grand Prix, "The Assassin," which took Best Director for Hsiao-hsien Hou; "The Lobster," which won the Jury Prize; and "Chronic," which won Best Screenplay. Veteran French actor Vincent Lindon was a mile surprise picking up the Best Actor prize for "La Loi Du Marche," but the bigger story was Best Actress. There was a split in the category amongst Rooney Mara ("Carol »
- Gregory Ellwood
Directed by Oleg Stepchenko
Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, 2014
Though we may not like to admit it, some movies simply have the deck stacked against them. Case in point, Forbidden Empire. Forbidden Empire is, in fact, a dubbed and re-cut version of Viy, a 2014 Russian fantasy-horror film with a very interesting pedigree. The film is based off a short story by Nikolai Gogol, one of the more towering figures of classic Russian literature, and was previously adapted into a film of the same name in 1967. The previous version of Viy is regarded as something of an unsung classic, an immensely watchable gem rife creative and memorable effects sequences. The new film, however, eschews most of the practical effects wizardry that made the original what it is in favor of CGI effects. So, in summary, it’s a re-cut, dubbed version of a »
- Thomas O'Connor
With one title left to screen, the Cannes Film Festival is beginning to wind down and the jury is poised to enter its final deliberations before announcing this year’s prize winners on Sunday evening. Earlier this week, we had the chance to chat with jury member Guillermo del Toro about his experience as part of what is arguably the world’s most prestigious film panel — this year led by co-presidents Joel and Ethan Coen. There are no spoilers here since we clearly… »
Two Latin American films take home top awards.
Argentine director Santiago Mitre’s Paulina (Patota) has won the Nespresso Grand Prize at the 54th Critics’ Week – the Cannes Film Festival sidebar devoted to first and second features.
The film stars Dolorès Fonzi as a promising young lawyer who ditches a hot shot career in Buenos Aires to teach in an impoverished town on the border with Brazil and Paraguay. Brutally attacked by a group of youths shortly after her arrival, she has to decide whether to continue with her mission.
Paulina marks Mitre’s second film after The Student, which won Locarno’s special jury prize in 2011.
Land and Shade (La tierra y la sombra), from Colombian filmmaker César Augusto Acevado, won the France 4 Visionary Award, which rewards “outstanding creativity and innovation” and includes a prize »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Get ready to be infected once again. FX has announced that season two of The Strain will debut on Sunday, July 12th, at 10pm. There are 13 episodes.
Here's the press release:
The Strain Set To Infect With Season Two Premiere On July 12th
Award-Winning Thriller From Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, Based Off The Best-Selling The Strain Trilogy from del Toro and Chuck Hogan, Returns to FX on Sundays at 10 Pm e/p, Beginning July 12th
Los Angeles, May 19, 2015 – The Strain returns to FX this summer for its highly-anticipated second season on Sundays at 10 Pm e/p, beginning July 12th. The award-winning thriller from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, based off of the best-selling The Strain Trilogy by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, was the most-watched new cable drama of 2014. »
2012: the year the movie universe sparked, Universal struggled, and young adult adaptations really took off...
The big blockbusters of summer 2011 were the ones that followed fairly straightforward rules. The majority of them were sequels in linear movie franchises - Harry Potter, Transformers, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Fast & Furious - and it felt for the most part like a template was being followed.
Sure, there were surprises. Bridesmaids broke through and proved to be a massive R-rated hit. X-Men: First Class, meanwhile, came through unscathed - and in fine shape - from its reboot, whilst Jj Abrams took us temporarily back to the 1980s with Super 8. But other than that, the pattern was set: the big, pre-ordained films took the lion's share of the cash, and regular sequels were the order of the day.
The signs of change were there in 2011, of course. Thor was a bigger hit than most were expecting, »
The first season of the FX horror series The Strain, created by Guillermo del Toro, was a fun and action-packed take on the downfall of civilization at the hands of a virulent vampire plague. The series had knockout creature effects and put a unique spin on vampire mythology, taking a truly monstrous approach to the blood-sucking beasts. It also featured Corey Stoll in a wig. Steve recently caught up with showrunner Carlton Cuse at the junket for San Andreas and was able to speak with him briefly about the second season. While season one followed Stoll's band of survivors as they came to terms with the reality of vampires, the second season will see them go on the offense, and from the sound of it, it may see the end of Stoll's hair piece too. Check out their conversation and some quotes below and be aware there major season one spoilers. »
- Haleigh Foutch
FX announced yesterday that the second season of The Strain, its hit vampire thriller series, will premiere July 12 at 10 p.m.
The series, from showrunner Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and co-creators Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak) and Chuck Hogan (Prince of Thieves – which was adapted into The Town), centers on the efforts of a ragtag band of heroes led by a Cdc scientist (Corey Stoll) to defeat a vampire epidemic spreading through New York City. In the second season, the team’s attempt to defeat the all-powerful Master has failed, and the epidemic continues to spread. With no backup and a limited amount of time to end the madness once and for all, it’s up to the citizens of NYC to fight or die.
- Isaac Feldberg
Jake Gyllenhaal's new movie 'Southpaw' had to be pulled from the screening schedule at the Cannes Film Festival because the actor is part of the judging jury. The 34-year-old star's boxing drama has been creating quite a buzz and was due to be entered at the festival in the South of France. However, as Gyllenhaal is part of the jury the Weinstein Company decided to desist with their plans as they decided it would be too much pressure on the actor to act as a judge and appear as a promoting talent, according to the New York Post newspaper. Instead, a special private screening was arranged to take place on Tuesday (19.05.15) but it had to be cancelled as Gyllenhaal was too busy with his official duties. Gyllenhaal is sitting on the judging panel at the film festival alongside Sienna Miller, directors Ethan and Joel Coen, Guillermo del Toro, »
[Editor's Note: Indiewire has partnered with the El Rey Network in support of the iTunes release of their original show Director’s Chair. Top directors tackle insightful questions only other directors would think to ask. Find out more here.] Read More: The 5 Best Films of Guillermo del Toro The uncontestedly audacious Quentin Tarantino is riding as high as ever after his most recent film, "Django Unchained," opened big with audiences and critics alike and eventually earned him his second Academy Award (for Best Original Screenplay). Growing up an obsessive film fan, the acclaimed director has channeled his passion into his art, creating a voice, a style and a personality that's second-to-none among contemporary moviemakers. His operatic, chaotic playfulness with neo-noir and spaghetti western classics suggests a new kind of discipline, one that has wowed the film community since his early days. His structural marvel "Pulp Fiction" won the Palme »
- David Canfield
Celebrating 40 Years of Creating the Impossible! If you are a movie lover, you know Ilm. Also known as Industrial Light & Magic, Ilm was originally created by George Lucas as an effects house for the original Star Wars, and lead the industry for decades in special effects. They were the first to introduce computer-generated FX into movies in Young Sherlock Holmes (and The Abyss), and have since revolutionized (and blazed trails in) the CGI VFX industry. Ilm is not only preparing for a new Star Wars franchise, but they're also the VFX house behind the new Warcraft movie as well as Michael Bay's Transformers and Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. So, to celebrate, Wired has published a fascinating, extensive look at Ilm's history. To kick things off, the cover of the latest Wired features a third of this fantastic, epic Ilm photo. Seen in the photo is the entirety of Ilm history, »
- Alex Billington
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