At the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Sean Baker surprised everyone by winning the Palme d'Or with his film Anora, at the expense of the expected winner Mohammad Rasoulof with The Seed of the Sacred Fig. Rasoulof, who fled Iran after making his film, seemed the favorite for his politically charged work. Payal Kapadia won the Grand Prix for All We Imagine as Light, a story about three female nurses in Mumbai. Despite expectations that the jury led by Greta Gerwig would make a political statement, it chose Baker's film about a stripper in New York who chases her dreams. Anora has been praised as Baker's best work to date, a mix of comedy, melodrama and thriller.

read more (filmkrant) »

(c) Filmpeople | Info | Adverteren | Privacy | Cookies | Voorwaarden