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French-Senegalese Director Mati Diop won the Grand Pix award for the first time for her first narrative feature Atlantics
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#72CannesFilmFestival: Diop Becomes First Black Woman Director to Win Award

After the showcase of some of the finest movies & documentaries and a showdown of the most talented & beautiful actors of our time, the 72nd Cannes Film Festival ended on May 25, 2019.

Here are some of the films that created a buzz at the 12-day long festival:

  • Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho won the Palm d’Or the highest honor in world cinema for his feature film – This is Joon-ho’s first most prestigious award
  • Cesar Diaz won the Camera d’Or – the Best Feature Film award for Our Mothers
  • French-Senegalese Director Mati Diop won the Grand Pix award for the first time for her first narrative feature The film has a magical-realistic approach to migration in Senegal. This is first time in the entire history of the Cannes Film Festival that a black woman won an award for a film.
  • Ladj Ly’s Les Miserables and Brazilian duo’s Kleber Mendoca Filho & Juliano Dornelles Bracau shared the third place
  • Dardene Brothers won Best Director for Young Ahmed
  • Antonio Banderas won Best Actor for Pain and Glory
  • Emily Beecham won the Best Actress for her role in Little Joe
  • Celine Sciamma won the prize for screenwriting for Portrait of a Lady on Fire

72 Cannes Film Festival

This year’s jury opted for more contemporary story-lines with focus on issues faced by today’s world. The best four, prize-winning films revolved around important themes such as contemporary working-class struggles in France and South Korea, migration in West Africa and a satirical approach to right-wing politics in Brazil.

First Black Woman Director Mati Diop

Nepali Sansar congratulates all the winners!

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