The 2021 Choice world wide

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Lengthy reside the 2020 Choice!

In 2020, whereas the pandemic made it unimaginable for the Pageant to be held as traditional, there was nonetheless a Choice that served to advertise these movies at varied festivals and awards ceremonies. (For more information, see ► The 2020 Official Choice Throughout the World)


To this present day, round a dozen movies from this choice proceed to differentiate themselves world wide, as may be seen by the latest success on the European Movie Awards of Francis Lee’s AMMONITE and Steve McQueen’s mini-series SMALL AXE, the primary two episodes of which – MANGROVE and LOVERS ROCK – featured within the Cannes 2020 Choice. Viggo Mortensen’s FALLING and Fernando Trueba’s EL OLVIDO QUE SEREMOS (FORGOTTEN WE’LL BE) are nominated for the 2022 Goyas. And Xavier de Lauzanne’s 9 JOURS A RAQQA, Samir Guesmi’s IBRAHIM and Kamen Kalev’s FEBRUARY have been all nominated for the 2022 Lumières Awards, the place Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh’s GAGARINE (GAGARIN) took residence the Lumière Award for Finest First Movie.


Extra notably, Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s FLEE, winner of 4 prizes on the European Movie Awards, is within the working for the Oscar for each Finest Worldwide Characteristic Movie and Finest Documentary Characteristic.

A 2021 Choice that has received large

In July 2021, the Pageant de Cannes returned to the Croisette. This reunion with cinema featured a traditionally wealthy and bold programme for the Pageant’s 74th version. Its movies travelled all through France, Europe and world wide for the occassion of different festivals (notably Deauville, San Sebastian, Sitges and Toronto, the place they have been notably appreciated). To this present day, these movies have received over 250 awards world wide.


Some latest examples embody Julia Ducournau’s TITANE, Sebastian Meise’s GROSSE FREIHEIT (GREAT FREEDOM), Kira Kovalenko’s RAZZHIMAYA KULAKI (UNCLENCHING THE FISTS), Eskil Vogt’s THE INNOCENTS and Valdimar Jóhansson’s LAMB, all of which triumphed in December on the European Movie Awards, taking residence six awards in whole. And on 10 January, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s DRIVE MY CAR, probably the most embellished movie from Cannes 2021, added a Golden Globe for Finest International Language Movie to its spectacular listing of honours. Extra lately, Leos Carax’s ANNETTE, which opened the 74th Pageant de Cannes, distinguished itself on the Césars, successful 5 awards.

Success in theatres

Within the present context, the place the movie business has had issue recovering from Covid-19 and the place theatres have been in issue resulting from restrictions which can be nonetheless in place, we wish to take this chance to congratulate the wonderful showings this previous autumn of BAC NORDOSS 117 (FROM AFRICA WITH LOVE) and ALINE (ALINE, THE VOICE OF LOVE), every of which drew over 1,000,000 spectators in France.


Within the US, we now have been capable of see a “Palme d’or impact” with the record-breaking launch of TITANE stateside. On its first weekend, Julia Ducournau’s movie raked in over 530,000 {dollars} on the field workplace, the fourth finest debut for a Palme d’or winner within the America, trailing solely Michael Moore’s FARHENHEIT 9/11, Quentin Tarantino’s PULP FICTION and David Lynch’s WILD AT HEART. Every week later, TITANE reached the high 10 on the US field workplace, crossing the edge of over a million {dollars} in earnings. An exploit that solely three different French productions had ever managed, together with Paul Verhoeven’s ELLE in 2016 and Céline Sciamma’s PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU (PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE).


Extra lately, Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier’s LA PANTHÈRE DES NEIGES (THE VELVET QUEEN), which got here out on 15 December 2021, noticed 108,251 entries in France in its first week of launch, inserting it eighth within the nation’s field workplace, behind large American films like SPIDER MAN and WEST SIDE STORY. Nicely-earned phrase of mouth for this maginifenct journey to the Tibetan plateau, which has had 400,000 entries to date.

Acclaim from the critics

So far as the press is worried, the 2021 Choice received over the American critics. The New York Movie Critics Circle selected DRIVE MY CAR because the Finest Movie of the 12 months and VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD) because the Finest International-Language Movie. Two movies that additionally distinguished themselves among the many Nationwide Society of Critics, which gave 4 awards to DRIVE MY CAR (Finest Movie, Finest Director, Finest Actor for Hidetoshi Nishijima and Finest Screenplay), in addition to Finest Supporting Actor to Anders Danielsen Lie for his efficiency in VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD). Lastly, Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s FLEE, a 2020 Pageant de Cannes choice, was named Finest Nonfiction Movie by the Nationwide Society of Critics.


Among the many nominees for the 27th ceremony of the Critics’ Alternative Awards (the date of which is but to be introduced), we discover Wes Anderson’s THE FRENCH DISPATCH up for Finest Comedy and Finest Manufacturing Design, FLEE competing for Finest Animated Characteristic and 4 movies that made their worldwide debut at Cannes shall be vying for Finest International Language Movie: GHAHREMAN (A HERO), DRIVE MY CAR, FLEE and VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD).


On the twenty seventh Lumières Awards ceremony, which occurred in Paris on 17 January, the worldwide press acknowledged the 12 months’s French productions. Of the 13 awards handed out, 9 have been received by movies from the Cannes 2020 or 2021 Choices. Leos Carax’s ANNETTE received three awards: Finest Director, Finest Cinematography for Caroline Champetier and Finest Music for SPARKS, making it the movie with probably the most awards at this version of the Lumières.

  • Benoit Magimel: Lumière Award for Finest Actor for his function in DE SON VIVANT (PEACEFUL)
  • Agathe Rousselle: Lumière Award for Most Promising Actress for her function in TITANE
  • GAGARINE (GAGARIN): Lumière Award for Finest First Movie
  • LA PANTHÈRE DES NEIGES (THE VELVET QUEEN)  by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier: Lumière Award for Finest Documentary
  • LE SOMMET DES DIEUX (THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS)  by Patrick Imbert: Lumière Award for Finest Animated Movie. 
  • VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD)  by Joachim Trier: Lumière Award for Finest Worldwide Coproduction.

Awards season: the journeys of Cannes movies

European Movie Awards

The thirty fourth version of the European Movie Awards occurred on 11 December 2021. Among the many winners have been 5 movies from the 2021 Official Choice and three movies from 2020, totalling 11 awards.


2021 Choice

  • GROSSE FREIHEIT (GREAT FREEDOM)  by Sebastian Meise: Finest European Cinematography for Crystel Fournier; Finest European Unique Rating for Nils Petter Molvaer and Peter Brötzmann
  • RAZZHIMAYA KULAKI (UNCLENCHING THE FISTS)  by Kira Kovalenko: Finest European Enhancing for Mukharam Kabulova
  • TITANE  by Julia Ducournau: Finest European Make-up and Hair for Flore Masson, Olivier Afonso, and Antoine Mancini
  • THE INNOCENTS  by Eskil Vogt: Finest European Sound for Gisle Tveito and Gustaf Berger. 
  • LAMB  by Valdimar Jóhannsson: Finest European Visible Results for Peter Hjorth and Fredrik Nord


2020 Choice:

  • AMMONITE  by Francis Lee: Finest European Costume Design for Michael O’Connor
  • SMALL AXE  by Steve McQueen: European Progressive Storytelling Award for Steve McQueen
  • FLEE  by Jonas Poher Rasmussen: Finest European Documentary; Finest European Animated Characteristic Movie; European College Movie Award


Golden Globes

The 79th Golden Globes occurred on 10 January 2022.


2021 Choice

  • DRIVE MY CAR  by Ryusuke Hamaguchi: Finest International Language Movie


2020 Choice

  • SMALL AXE  by Steve McQueen: Finest Supporting Actor in a Sequence, Mini-Sequence or Tv Movie for John Boyega


Goya awards

The thirty sixth Goya Awards ceremony occurred on 12 February 2022. Among the many winners are Thomas Vinterberg’s multi-award-winning DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) and LA CORDILLERA DE LOS SUEÑOS (THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS), a Particular Screening in 2019.


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2019 Choice:  


César awards

The forty seventh César Awards occurred on 25 February 2022. It was an version that showcased the movies revealed at Cannes: 7 function movies from the 2021 Official Choice took residence 11 awards in whole – in comparison with 4 final 12 months.

Leos Carax’s ANNETTE, screened on the opening ceremony of the 74th Pageant de Cannes, was notably distinguished by the Academy. It was the second most profitable movie of the night, successful 5 Césars, together with Finest Director. Among the many winners have been the heavy favourites ALINE (ALINE, THE VOICE OF LOVE), ONODA, 10 000 NUITS DANS LA JUNGLE (ONODA: 10,000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE), LA PANTHÈRE DES NEIGES (THE VELVET QUEEN), and Benoît Magimel for his function in DE SON VIVANT (PEACEFUL) – all having already received quite a few awards. There have been additionally revelations, reminiscent of Aissatou Diallo Sagna, the primary non-professional actress to win within the Finest Supporting Actress class, and LE SOMMET DES DIEUX (THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS), which received Finest Animated Movie.


2021 Choice

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax: Finest Music Written for a Movie, Finest Sound, Finest Enhancing,  Finest Visible Results, Finest Director
  • ALINE (ALINE, THE VOICE OF LOVE) by Valérie Lemercier:  Finest Actress for Valérie Lemercier
  • LA FRACTURE (THE DIVIDE) by Catherine Corsini: Finest Supporting Actress for Aissatou Diallo Sagna
  • ONODA, 10 000 NUITS DANS LA JUNGLE (ONODA: 10,000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE) by Arthur Harari: Finest Unique Screenplay
  • DE SON VIVANT (PEACEFUL) by Emmanuelle Bercot: Finest Actor for Benoît Magimel 
  • LE SOMMET DES DIEUX (THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS) by Patrick Imbert: Finest Animated Movie


impartial Spirit Awards

The ceremony for the thirty seventh Impartial Spirit Awards, rewarding the perfect impartial movies and collection, occurred on 6 March 2022. Six movies from the 2020 and 2021 Official Choices have been nominated, with two successful an award:


2021 Choice:

  • DRIVE MY CAR  by Ryusuke Hamaguchi: Finest Worldwide Movie
  • RED ROCKET  by Sean Baker: Finest Male Lead for Simon Rex



BAFTA awards

The ceremony for the seventy fifth BAFTA Awards occurred on 13 March 2022. Among the many nominees have been six movies from the 2020 and 2021 Choices, for a complete of 12 nominations: COW  by Andrea Arnold; DRIVE MY CAR by Ryusuke Hamaguchi; VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD) by Joachim Trier; THE FRENCH DISPATCH by Wes Anderson; TITANE by Julia Ducournau and FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s DRIVE MY CAR got here away with the award for Finest Movie not within the English Language, consolidating its place as probably the most award-winning movie from the 2021 Choice.


the Oscars

On 27 March 2022, the 94th version of the Oscars closed out the awards season.


After the success of Palme d’or winner PARASITE by Bong Joon-ho in 2019 (Oscar for Finest Movie, Finest Director, Finest Worldwide Characteristic Movie and Finest Unique Screenplay) and Thomas Vinterberg’s DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) in 2020, this 12 months it was the flip for DRIVE MY CAR, from Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi, to take residence the Oscar for Finest Worldwide Characteristic Movie.

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s FLEE and Joachim Trier’s VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD) have been additionally all within the working for Finest Worldwide Characteristic Movie at this 94th version of the Academy Awards, a class largely dominated by Cannes movies this 12 months, with 3 of the 5 nominees having made their debut on the Croisette. (For extra info ► The Cannes movies en route for the 2022 Oscars)

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