Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cannes: “Carol” Todd Haynes won the “Queer Palm 2015″ – The Obs

Cannes (AFP) – Nominated for the Palme d’Or, the “Carol” movie American Todd Haynes, elegant romance with Cate Blanchett has excited some criticism, won Saturday night’s “Queer Palm 2015 “award out of competition at Cannes that distinguishes the best film dealing with issues of homosexual, bisexual or transgender.

The jury of 100% female” Queer Palm 2015 “was chaired by the American actress and director Desiree Akhavan. The “Queer Palm” short film distinguished the Chilean film “Perdidas Locas” (“Lost Queens”) Ignacio Juricic Merillan presented to the Cinéfondation.

The movie “The Lobster” from Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, also in competition, received a special mention, organizers said.

Established in 2010 by journalist Franck Finance-Madureira, the “Queer Palm” is the equivalent in Cannes, for ” Teddy Awards “awards during the Berlinale films evoking homosexuality.

After” Strangers on Lake “by Alain Guiraudie in 2013 the Queer Palm 2014 had rewarded” Pride “, the Briton Matthew Warchus, film on the commitment of a group of activists gays and lesbians in favor of striking miners in the Thatcher era.

“+ Carol + we chose to reward, is well more than just a film: it is a moment of history The first love story between two women, treated with respect and the importance that we give to all other film romances “, commented. jury chair of the Queer Palm Desiree Akhavan.

“The film + The Lobster + which received a mention, contains no gay element but it stands out for the way he mocks the absurd social norms and conventions on sex. A perfect allegory, which echoes a lack of openly gay representation in Cannes, “said Desiree Akhavan yet.

The journalist Ava Cahen, chief editor of” Clap “and columnist for the” Circle “on Canal Plus, producer Nadia Turincev (partner of actress and producer Julie Gayet in Red International), the Belgian critic Elli Mastorou (“The Future” and “Marie-Claire” Belgium) and actress Laetitia Eido composed including the jury of the Queer Palm, 2015.

One hundred film professionals attended the Cannes Film Festival for the first “Love queer cinema”, a market bringing together producers, distributors and breeders major festivals from Cannes to promote film production and cinematography short films on “altersexualité.”


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