Payal Kapadia's 'All We Imagine As Light' wins the Grand Prix award at the 77th Cannes Film Festival

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The prestigious Cannes Film Festival has once again illuminated the global film industry by honoring outstanding cinematic achievements. The 2024 edition of the festival showcased a diverse range of films, culminating in a grand awards ceremony that celebrated the very best in film artistry.

Winners of the 2024 Cannes Film Festival:

- Palme d’Or: “Anora”

- Grand Prix: “All We Imagine as Light”

- Jury Prize: “Emilia Pérez”

- Special Prize (Prix Spécial): “The Seed of the Sacred Fig,” directed by Mohammed Rasoulof

- Best Actress: The Ensemble of “Emilia Pérez”

- Best Actor: Jesse Plemons for “Kinds of Kindness”

- Best Director: Miguel Gomes for “Grand Tour”

- Best Screenplay: “The Substance,” written by Coralie Fargeat

- Camera d’Or: “Armand,” directed by Halfdan Ullman Tondel

- Camera d’Or Special Mention: “Mongrel,” directed by Chiang Wei Liang and You Qiao Yin

- Short Film Palme d’Or: “The Man Who Could Not Remain Silent,” directed by Nebojša Slijepčević

- Short Film Special Mention: “Bad for a Moment,” directed by Daniel Soares

- Golden Eye Documentary Prize: “Ernest Cole: Lost and Found” and “The Brink of Dreams”

- Queer Palm: “Three Kilometers to the End of the World”

The festival's top honor, the Palme d’Or, was awarded to “Anora,” a film that captivated audiences and critics alike with its poignant storytelling and masterful direction. The Grand Prix was bestowed upon “All We Imagine as Light,” another standout film that received high acclaim.

The Jury Prize went to “Emilia Pérez,” which also saw its ensemble cast win the Best Actress award, highlighting the exceptional performances that brought the film to life. Jesse Plemons received the Best Actor award for his role in “Kinds of Kindness,” delivering a performance that left a lasting impact on the jury and viewers.

Miguel Gomes was honored as Best Director for his work on “Grand Tour,” while Coralie Fargeat's “The Substance” won Best Screenplay, showcasing her exceptional writing talent.

The Camera d’Or was awarded to “Armand,” directed by Halfdan Ullman Tondel, with a special mention for “Mongrel,” directed by Chiang Wei Liang and You Qiao Yin. In the short film category, “The Man Who Could Not Remain Silent” by Nebojša Slijepčević won the Short Film Palme d’Or, with a special mention for “Bad for a Moment” by Daniel Soares.

The Golden Eye Documentary Prize was shared by “Ernest Cole: Lost and Found” and “The Brink of Dreams,” recognizing their outstanding contributions to documentary filmmaking. The Queer Palm went to “Three Kilometers to the End of the World,” celebrated for its powerful representation of LGBTQ+ themes.

This year's festival not only celebrated cinematic excellence but also highlighted the power of storytelling to inspire, challenge, and connect audiences worldwide. The Cannes Film Festival continues to be a beacon of artistic achievement and innovation in the film industry.

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