It is under fire questions from incredulous reporters outside palmares we left the jury of the Cannes Film Festival 2016. Speaking to the press, George Miller wanted to explain why he had winning I, Daniel Blake Ken Loach, a feature film, do you whisper, not like him. The director of the saga Mad Max is not of this opinion, it is justified by explaining that “ each film was judged on its merits “, in echoing the absence of Toni Erdmann , the feature of Maren Ade who was among the darlings of the critics. “ I do not remember that we had a discussion on the fact that the film was made by a woman. Making a movie is making a film. We do not consider this issue , “assured the Australian filmmaker, who also stressed to have observed” many great actresses in movies seen . “
with some grip, George Miller defended his jurors, including the giving two awards to Asghar Farhadi and his film Customer . “ Today, the regulation states that it can not give two prizes to one film. Our temptation was to give more ,” he told the jury president, assuring have “ worked extensively to find the right balance .” “ There are many people who criticize the films seen at the festival and each has its own opinion. It’s very subjective. We we were nine. There was no unspoken and prices delivered correspond with the opinion of all of us “, he said.
Each member could then sneak expose its opinion on the fortnight and charts. Very silent, Vanessa Paradis has only highlighted a “ unforgettable ” when his partner Mads Mikkelsen said he “ worked honestly ” while stating that “ it was not bloody, but nevertheless passionate . ” Asked about his successor at the Grand Prix, Lazlo Nemes praised the movie “ touch ” Xavier Dolan. “ We have rewarded a director following a personal way, off the beaten path “, added the director of the Son of Saul .
A few hours earlier, the jury deliberated again. On May 20, George Miller and his partners offered jurors a last public appearance together before the deliberations and the high mass of 22 May evening. Guard of honor of Provence, fifes, drums and fanfare welcomed nearly 400 journalists but also the jury for the annual and traditional appointment of aioli on the Place de la Castre. David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, has hosted its prestigious guests, the opportunity to cross-cut and radiant Vanessa Paradis, Donald Sutherland in suit and tie, Kirsten Dunst and very relaxed.