The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) was held from 6 to 17 July 2021. The 2021 Cannes Film Festival concluded on 17 July in the south of France.
Honorary Palme d’Or:
This year, American actress-director, Jodie Foster and Italian filmmaker, Marco Bellocchio have been awarded the Honorary Palme d’Or.
Julia Ducournau won the Palme d’Or, Cannes’ top prize for her film Titane. Julia Ducournau became the second female director to win the award and the first to win not jointly with another director. In 1993, Jane Campion had jointly won the Palme d’Or with Chen Kaige.
List of main winners of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival:
Palme d’or: TITANE (France), directed by: Julia DUCOURNAU
Grand Prix (TIE):
- A Hero (Iran), directed by: Asghar FARHADI
- Compartment N°6 (Finland), directed by: Juho KUOSMANEN
Best Director: Leos CARAX for ANNETTE (France)
Best Performance by an Actress: Renate REINSVE, for ‘The Worst Person in the World’ (Norway), directed by: Joachim TRIER
Best Performance by an Actor: Caleb LANDRY JONES, for ‘NITRAM’ (US), directed by: Justin KURZEL
Best Screenplay: HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke & TAKAMASA Oe for ‘DRIVE MY CAR’ (Japan)
Jury Prize (Tie):
- MEMORIA (Thailand), directed by: Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL
- ‘Ahed’s Knee’ (Israel), directed by: Nadav LAPID
Best first film: MURINA, (Croatia), directed by: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
Note: Each year the Caméra d’Or (Golden Camera) is given to the best first film.
Short Film Palme d’or: TIAN XIA WU YA (‘All the Crows in the World’) (Hong Kong), directed by: TANG Yi
Note: Short Film Palme d’Or is the highest prize given to a Best short film.
Short Film Special Mention: CÉU DE AGOSTO (August Sky), directed by: Jasmin TENUCCI