There you go, the 76th Cannes Film Festival is almost over, there is almost nothing left but the awards to wait for…
Today’s event: Ken Loach, one, twentieth
The very last film in competition is happening right now. It is The Old Oak of the veteran Ken Loach, 86 years old, twenty participations in Cannes and already twice palmed gold for The wind picks up in 2006 and for I, Daniel Blake in 2016. So what is this story of Syrian refugees worth, which has just given new life to a sleepy neighborhood in the North of England? Our film journalist, who has just come out of the press screening, whispers in our ear that ” The Old Oak is arguably his best film in a long time.
Quote of the day: “Why I quit TikTok in bed”
” When you scroll on TikTok, you start it at 8 p.m., you put the kids to bed, and it’s already 11 p.m.… We managed to get by with my wife anyway. TikTok just pointed out that we don’t talk anymore. Since then, we stopped TikTok in bed… »
This is what Eric confided to 20 minutes when we did interview with Ramzy. The two former companions are on the jury of the TikTok Short Film, a competition for short films presented in Cannes during the festival.
The reward of the day: La Palme Dog in Messy
Well, it’s not the Golden Ball, but the Palme dog, it’s already not bad. The latter was attributed to Messy, the aptly named border collie who plays Snoop, the guide dog of a visually impaired child in the film. Anatomy of a fall by the Frenchwoman Justine Triet.
This year, in front of “the range of performances”, this parallel award which rewards the best “canine actor” has made children: the dog seen in Dead leaves by Aki Kaurismäki received the Grand Jury Prize and that of Vincent must die the “Amazing Performance Award”. We remember that Karim Leklou had been an activist with 20 minutes to elect his dog.
To be continued tomorrow: The winners of the 76th Cannes Film Festival
Who will win the prize? No clearly defined favourite. Before the last screening, that of Ken Loach’s film, the international press seemed to have set its sights on Dead leaves by the Finnish Aki Kaurismäki, the French press preferring the Frenchwoman Justine Triet with Anatomy of a fall. But The Zone of Interest by the German Jonathan Glazer and Youth (Spring) Chinese Wang Bing are in ambush. Verdict tomorrow evening at 8:30 p.m., with clues from 7 p.m. depending on the guests present for the rise of the markets.