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The COVID Tally Is 70 as Screenings End and Jury Duty Begins

The ultimate full day of screenings on the 2021 Cannes Film Festival ended with a statistic, which was delivered by Cannes General Delegate Thierry Fremaux on the stage of the Salle Debussy simply earlier than midnight on Friday:

Over the primary 11 days of the competition and the hundreds of COVID-19 checks administered on the premises every day, 70 folks examined optimistic for the virus. For Fremaux and the competition, the stat – barely greater than the three-positive-tests-per-day estimate made earlier – was nonetheless one to have a good time, suggesting that the scaled-down Cannes managed to navigate a troublesome time with out turning right into a superspreader occasion.   

Of course, Fremaux’s announcement preceded the screening of Gaspar Noe’s “Vortex,” a film about getting older, sickness and demise, which maybe made it a tough second to be celebrating all of the damaging checks.


The prize parade
According to the awards which have been handed out in Cannes, the competition’s prime movies this 12 months have been “A Chiara,” “Magnetic Beats,” “Feathers,” “Unclenching the Fists” and the quick movies “The Salamander Child” and “Cicada.”

That, at the least, is based on the honors which have been introduced in the previous few days within the Un Certain Regard, Directors Fortnight, Critics Week and Cinefondation sections. Of course, these don’t embody the awards within the Main Competition part, most notably the Palme d’Or that can identify a movie to take its place alongside “Parasite” (2019), “The Tree of Life” (2011), “Fahrenheit 9/11” (2004), “Pulp Fiction” (1994), “Sex, Lies and Videotape” (1989), “Paris, Texas” (1984), “Taxi Driver” (1976), “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” (1964), “Black Orpheus” (1959) and lots of extra.

That resolution, amongst many others, shall be made by Spike Lee’s jury on Saturday, and introduced on the closing ceremony within the night in Cannes (late morning to early afternoon within the U.S.). In the meantime, listed below are the opposite winners:

Un Certain Regard Award: “Unclenching the Fists,” Kira Kovalenko
Jury Prize: “Great Freedom,” Sebastian Meise
Prize for Ensemble Performance: “Bonne Mere,” Hafsia Herzi
Prize for Courage: “La Civil,” Teodora Ana Mihai
Prize for Originality: “Lamb,” Valdimar Johansson
Special Mention: “Prayers for the Stolen,” Tatiana Huezo

Europa Cinemas Cannes Label Award for Best European Film: “A Chiara,” Jonas Carpignano
SACD Prize: “Magnetic Beats,” Mael Cardona

Nespresso Grand Prize: “Feathers,” Omar El Zohairy
Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award: Sandra Melissa Torres, “Amparo”
SACD Award: “Olga,” Elie Grappe and Raphaelle Desplechin
Gan Foundation Award for distribution: “Zero F—s Given,” Emmanuell Marre and Julie Lecoustre

First place: “The Salamander Child,” Theo Degen
Second place: “Cicada,” Yoon Daewoon
Third place: “Love Stories on the Move,” Carina-Gabriela Dasovenau, and “Cantareira,” Rodrigo Ribeyro

Unclenching The Fists Cannes Un Certain Regard

The auctioneer will get testy
The annual amfAR gala and charity public sale, a longtime Cannes custom that has raised greater than $200 million over time to combat AIDS, came about on Friday evening in a scaled-down model on the Villa Eilenroc moderately than the same old Hotel du Cap. Alicia Keys carried out 4 songs to a crowd that was smaller and extra socially distanced than is typical for this gala – and in addition not fairly as beneficiant through the public sale, judging by feedback by Sharon Stone, who returned after a hiatus of a number of years to host the occasion and function auctioneer.

An autographed first-edition copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” went for $200,000, though the autographs weren’t by the author however by Robert Redford and Leonardo DiCaprio, two actors who performed the character of Gatsby within the films. But when bids had been gradual on a group of designer robes,

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