21 May 2018
The week that just ended hosted the famous Cannes Film Festival. We know that the royal wedding has been the melting point of the last few days, the record audiences on TV and online figures have separately confirmed this, but we thought it would be appropriate to offer to the freshly married couple a well-deserved quiet honeymoon (that will take place in Namibia, by the way) and bring here, on the blog, news about the film festival winners, the outfits that have impressed us and why not, the moments that inspired us.
The history of the Cannes festival dates back to 1932, when several French officials, supported by British and Americans, tried to lay the foundations for an international film festival in response to an already existing similar event, the Venice Film Festival,biased by fascist ideas which are ideologically conflicting with the democratic world. From the concept to the run, many years went by and the project was stopped with the outbreak of the Second World War. In September 1946, however, the Cannes Festival had its first edition and after several iterations and breaks, it definitely set itself up as a spring festival to eliminate the direct competition with the one held in Venice.
The 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its winners on Saturday night and the Palme d’Or trophy was won by the film “Une affaire de famille” by Hirokazu Kore-eda, a Japanese director , who tells the story of a family who lives from thefts and decides to adopt a homeless girl, despite the financial difficulties they face.
The prize was handed by Cate Blanchett, the jury president at this edition of the festival, who featured in an all black Armani Prive.
Among the impressive appearances in Cannes we can mention Bella Hadid, Penelope Cruz, Deepika Padukone, Christophe Honoré, Iris Mittenaere and Irina Shayk
Prettiest couple ever!!
This year’s edition was marked by the protest of women in cinematography. More specifically, 82 actresses, producers and directors marched silently, arm to arm on the red carpet, to raise an alarm signal about discrimination in the film world. A few days later, the organizers made a written promise to encourage diversity in the coming years.
Power to the women!
You can check here the full list of winners.
That’s all for now, we hope you started the week in good spirits, with positive thoughts and good vibes! Have an awesome one!