2019 Cannes Film Festival: ‘Parasite’ wins Palme d’Or; complete list of winners

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May 25, 2019

The 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival took place from May 14 to May 25, 2019. Here is the complete list of the event’s winners, voted for by appointed juries, and awarded at Grand Théâtre Lumière in Cannes, France, on May 25, 2019.

FEATURE FILMS – COMPETITION

PALME D’OR (Best Picture)

GISAENGCHUNG (Parasite) directed by Bong Joon-Ho

The Palme d’or was awarded by Catherine Deneuve and Alejandro González Iñárritu.

GRAND PRIX

ATLANTIQUE (Atlantics) directed by Mati Diop

The Grand Prix was awarded by Sylvester Stallone.

BEST DIRECTOR

LE JEUNE AHMED (Young Ahmed) directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

The Best Director Prize was awarded by Viggo Mortensen.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Antonio Banderas in DOLOR Y GLORIA directed by Pedro Almodóvar

The Best Performance by an Actor Prize was awarded by Zhang Ziyi.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Emily Beecham in LITTLE JOE directed by Jessica Hausner

The Best Performance by an Actress Prize was awarded by Reda Kateb.

JURY PRIZE (tie)

LES MISÉRABLES directed by Ladj Ly

BACURAU directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles

The Jury Prizes were awarded by Michael Moore.

BEST SCREENPLAY

Céline Sciamma for PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU (Portrait of Lady on Fire)

The Best Screenplay Prize was awarded by Gael García Bernal.

SPECIAL MENTION

To Elia Suleiman for IT MUST BE HEAVEN

The Special Mention was awarded by Chiara Mastroianni.

UN CERTAIN REGARD

UN CERTAIN REGARD (Best Picture)

A VIDA INVISÍVEL DE EURÍDICE GUSMÃO (The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao) directed by Karim Aïnouz

BEST PERFORMANCE

Chiara Mastroianni for CHAMBRE 212 (On a Magical Night) directed by Christophe Honoré 

BEST DIRECTION

Kantemir Balagov for BEANPOLE 

COUP DE COEUR AWARD (tie)

LA FEMME DE MON FRÈRE (A Brother’s Love) directed by Monia Chokri


THE CLIMB directed by Michael Angelo Covino

JURY PRIZE

O QUE ARDE (Fire Will Come) directed by Oliver Laxe

JURY SPECIAL MENTION

JEANNE (Joan of Arc) directed by Bruno Dumont

CAMÉRA D’OR

NUESTRAS MADRES directed by César Díaz presented as part of LA SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE

The Caméra d’or Prize was awarded by Rithy Panh, President of the Caméra d’or Jury and by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi.

SHORT FILMS – COMPETITION

PALME D’OR

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SKY  directed by Vasilis Kekatos

SPECIAL DISTINCTION BY THE JURY

MONSTRUO DIOS directed by Agustina San Martin

The Palme d’or and the Jury Special Mention for Shorts Films were awarded by the President of the Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury, Claire Denis and by Nadine Labaki, President of the Un Certain Regard Jury.

CINEFONDATION

FIRST PRIZE

MANO A MANO directed by Louise Courvoisier
CinéFabrique, France

SECOND PRIZE

HIẾU directed by Richard Van
CalArts, USA

THIRD PRIZE (tie)

AMBIENCE directed by Wisam Al Jafari
Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Palestine
DUSZYCZKA (The Little Soul) directed by Barbara Rupik
PWSFTviT, Poland

The 2019 CST Artist-Technician Prize goes to Flora Volpeliere, as editor and Julien Poupard, as set and lighting designer of Ladj LY’s film LES MISÉRABLES.

A Special Mention from the Jury goes to Claire Mathon, Director of Photography of the films ATLANTIQUES (Atlantics) and PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU (Portrait of Lady on Fire).

The Jury also noted Lee Ha-jun’s outstanding work as Artistic Director of GISAENGCHUNG (Parasite)

DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT

SOCIETY OF DRAMATIC AUTHORS AND COMPOSERS PRIZE 

AN EASY GIRL directed by Rebecca Zlotowski

EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL

ALICE AND THE MAYOR directed by Nicolas Parisier

ILLY SHORT FILM AWARD

STAY AWAKE, BE READY directed by An Pham Thien

CRITICS’ WEEK

NESPRESSO GRAND PRIZE

I LOST MY BODY directed by Jérémy Clapin

SOCIETY OF DRAMATIC AUTHORS AND COMPOSERS PRIZE

César Díaz, “Our Mothers”

GAN FOUNDATION FOR DISTRIBUTION

The Jokers Films, French distributor for “Vivarium” by Lorcan Finnegan

LOUIS ROEDERER FOUNDATION STAR AWARD

Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, “A White, White Day”