Titane bags Palme d’Or award at Cannes Film Festival

Titane bags Palme d’Or award at Cannes Film Festival

Renate Reinsve won the Best Actress award for the film The Worst Person In The World.

The prestigious Cannes Film Festival culminated on Saturday. The highlight of the event was French director Julia Ducournau’s film Titane winning the most prestigious award of the festival — Palme d’Or. The French and Belgian co-production tells the tale of a young female killer.

Director Julia Ducournau (C) holds the Palme d’Or for the film Titane, as she poses with Sharon Stone (L) and Vincent Lindon during the awards ceremony at the 74th International Film Festival, Cannes, France.

The second-most prestigious award of the festival, the Grand Prix, was a tie between Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s film A Hero and Compartment No 6, directed by Juho Kuosmanen, French film director and screenwriter. Amongst the other winners were Leos Carax, who won the Best Director Award for his musical Annette.

Winners of the grand prix award, Juho Kuosmanen (L), director of the film Compartment No. 6 and Asghar Farhadi, director of the film A Hero. photos: AP/PTI

Norwegian actress Renate Reinsve won the Best Actress award for her work in the film The Worst Person In The World. Caleb Landry won the Best Male Actor award for his role in Nitram. — IANS

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