Cannes film festival is one of most famous film festivals in the world. Many actors and actresses walk the famous red carpet of the Cannes film festival each year, for what is arguably the most important award in cinematography. If there’s any event that could ever de-throne the Oscars in film industry, it’s the Cannes film festival. The French event is renowned for giving a platform to upcoming directors and performers of all nationalities. There’s no other award ceremony of its size to celebrate this many film genres from all parts of the world. Not only an award ceremony though, Cannes premieres screenings of the films that are competing in the main category for a Palm d’Or (and films that are not competing as well) across the week. It’s a perfect week for film junkies and journalists to pack in screenings and interviews.
The 71st edition of the festival had been held successfully from the 8 to 19 May this year at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, in Cannes, France. The Australian actress Cate Blanchett had been named the President of the Jury for the festival, succeeding the Spanish film director, Pedro Almodóvar.
The most important award of the night is the Palme d’Or, all the twenty movies in this category are previewed for invitees. Then there’s Un Certain Regard award, which is also highly-anticipated, as it celebrates young and innovative talent. The ceremony has several other awards, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress – those are chosen by the jury from the movies competing for a Palme d’Or and Un Certain Regard. In the 71st annual Cannes film festival, the Japanese film Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, premiered at this film festival, won the Palme d’Or, which is about a family who rely on shoplifting to cope with a life of poverty.
Le Livre d’Image was a eye-catching movie in the 71st annual Cannes film festival which has been translated to The Image Book, is the latest movie of renowned French director Jean-Luc Godard. It’s been speculated that Godard has been shooting and working on this project for over two years and that the film will examine the modern Arab world. There are no actors featured in Le Livre d’Image, just a storyteller narrating it. The Chinese movie Ash is Purest White, which was directed by Zhangke Jia, also attended the 71st annual Cannes film festival to compete for the Palme d’Or and got good reviews. Another film which attracted me in this festival was BlacKkKlansman. This movie was Directed by Spike Lee and produced by Get Out’s Jordan Peele. BlacKkKlansman tells the story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American police officer of Colorado Springs, who in 1979 infiltrated the alt-right group, Ku Klux Klan. The plot, based on the true events, translates into a thrilling drama, with John David Washington playing Ron.