74th Festival de Cannes

06.07.2021 to 17.07.2021

The Jury œcuménique at Cannes 2021 has awarded its prize to the Japanese film "Drive My Car" by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and a Special Mention to "Hytty nro 6" (Compartment no. 6) by Juho Kuosmanen from Finland. "Hytty nro 6" also received the Grand Prix of the international festival jury chaired by Spike Lee, ex aequo with "Ghareman" (A Hero) by Asghar Farhadi, while "Drive My Car" also won the Best Screenplay award. The Palme d'Or went to "Titane" by Julia Ducournau (France, Belgium 2021), the Best Director prize to Leos Carax for his film "Annette".

After being cancelled last year due to the Corona pandemic, the 74th Festival de Cannes opened live and on location on 6 July 2021 with the musical "Annette", with Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver in the leading parts. The Jury œcuménique choose their winners from the films in the International Competition with 24 entries. Among them, as always in Cannes, were prominent directors such as Ildiko Enyedi, Mia Hansen-Løve, Bruno Dumont, Mohamad Saleh-Haroun, Apitchatpong Wheerasethakul, Kirill Serebrennikov, Joachim Trier and other big names with their new works. Golden Palms as honorary awards went to Jodie Foster and Marco Bellocchio.

Link: Website of the Ecumenical Jury

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The Jury awards its Prize to Drive My Car for its poetic rumination on the healing power of art and words through a long journey towards forgiveness and acceptance.  This is a film that solidly portrays a universal message of overcoming the communication barriers of convention, class, nationality and disability.

Compartment No. 6
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The Jury awards a Commendation to Compartment No. 6 for its kind view on the encounter between two wounded people who would not choose each other even as neighbor.  They both overcome solitude by walking the extra mile with the difficult other.