The 71st Cannes International Film Festival has just come to a close, and it's been almost half a month since the film festival. This year's Cannes International Film Festival is a week earlier than usual, but the number of days is the same. Officials in Cannes said the latest arrangement would help to evenly distribute the two-week event, making the festival a spectacular event. "After the 70th anniversary of 2017, the Cannes International Film Festival will open a new chapter in history." "We will try to update our principles as much as possible and continue to explore contemporary films and witness the growth of the world's films," said the festival's President, Pierre Lescure.
This year's jury is made up of president, Cate Blanchett, the Australian star and Oscar-winning actress and Ava Duvernay, American director、Kristen Stewart, the American actress、Léa Seydoux, French actress、Denis Villeneuve, the Canadian director、Khadja Nin, the Burundian musician、Andrei Zvyagintsev, the director of Russia、Zhen Zhang, the actor of China and Robert Guédiguian, the director of France.
As the film festival closed, various awards were settled. The Golden Palm award was won by Hirokazu Koreeda’s “Family of Thieves”. The Grand Prix was Spike Lee's “Black Klansman”. The Jury Prize is Nadine Labaki's “Capernaum”. The Special golden Palm is Godard's “Le livre d'image”. This is the new addition this year. The Best Director was Pawel Pawlikowski, director of the “Cold War”. The Best Actor is Marcello Fonte, who plays the leading actor in the film “Dogman”, the ninth Best Actor in the history of Italy. The Best Actress is Samal Yeslyamova of " Junior". The Best Screenplay was “Lazzaro felice”and “Three Faces”. Unit "One kind of attention" was nominated for “Girl”for Best long film debut Award. The short film competition unit, "All These Creatures" won the Palme d 'or, and the Chinese short film " On The Border ", directed by Shunyan Wei, made special mention of the award.
Cannes International Film Festival began in the late 1930 s, France in this era was inspired by the rising fascism in Germany and Italy, especially The German propaganda minister, Joseph goebbels, made a big effort to make Leni Riefenstahl's Berlin Olympics in 1936, then become a 1938 documentary "Olympia, featured in the 1938 Venice film festival and won the best foreign film, the Mussolini award. So Jean Zay, the French minister of public administration and art, accepted the advice of Philippe Erlanger and decided to create a new international film festival in Cannes. Its full name is Festival international du film. The choice of Cannes is because of the climate. The film festival was cancelled after the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. On September 3rd France and Britain declared war on Germany.
After the second world war, on September 20, 1946, with the support of the French ministry of foreign affairs, the ministry of education and the film federation, the Cannes film festival was held by the French association for artistic action. This was the first time. It was not until 2002 that the Festival was officially named "Festival DE Cannes".