Wednesday 28 May 2014

Closing Ceremony of The Palme d'Or 2014

After 11 days of films, the Cannes Film Festival wrapped up last Saturday night with the Closing Ceremony. The top prize, the Palme d'Or, went to Winter Sleep.

The 'Fairmined' Palme d'Or by Chopard

President Jane Campion, winner of the Palme d'Or in 1993 for her film 'The Piano', and her jury including Carole Bouquet, Leila Hatami, Sofia Coppola, Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Winding Refn, Jeon Do-yeon, Jia Zhangke and Gael Garcia Bernal picked the prizes from this year’s selection of 18 films in competition. Iconic French actor Lambert Wilson served as master of ceremonies at the event. Cannes Film Festival president Gilles Jacob, who will step down after this year, received a long standing ovation at the event.

Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino and star Uma Thurman, in town for a 20th anniversary celebration of their film, announced the winner of the Palme d'Or. Winter Sleep, directed by Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, is an epic story of a marriage starring Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozen and Demet Akbag.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Ceylan dedicated his award "to the young people of Turkey who have lost their lives during the last year," and thanked the festival's Thierry Fremaux and Jacob for supporting "such a long film." (The film was the longest in the competition at 3 hours, 16 minutes.)

Jury members of the 67th Cannes Film Festival: Carole Bouquet, Willem Dafoe,
Leila Hatami, Nicolas Winding Refn, Jeon Do-yeon,
President of the Jury - Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola,
Gael Garcia Bernal and Jia Zhangke

Uma Thurman with her creative hairdo using a diamond bracelet by Chopard
at the Festival de Cannes Closing Ceremony

The runner-up Grand Prize went to The Wonders (Les Merveilles), a coming-of-age story set in the Northern Italian countryside, by director Alice Rohrwacher.

Foxcatcher helmer Bennett Miller won for best director. His film, based on a true, tragic story, stars Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo. 

The jury prize was given to two films: Mommy by Xavier Dolan and Goodbye to Language by Jean-Luc Godard. Dolan, who is 25 years old, had his two previous films also play in Cannes, in the Directors’ Fortnight and Un Certain Regard sections. He gave an emotional speech, and specifically thanked Campion for the influence The Piano has had over his work, inspiring him to write roles for strong women, "not victims, not objects."

Timothy Spall, the star of Mike Leigh’s biopic Mr. Tuner, won the best actor prize. The film centers on the life of British painter J.M.W. Turner. The actor was moved to tears while delivering his acceptance speech, was was briefly interrupted by his beeping cellphone.
"I've often been a bridesmaid and this is the first time I have ever been a bride," he told the audience. "This is a lifelong collaboration with Mike Leigh and this is as much an accolade for Mr. Leigh as me."

Julianne Moore, who was absent from the Closing Ceremony, 
won Best Actress for her role in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars.
Julianne shines in Chopard diamonds view days ago on the Red Carpet.

Leviathan's writers Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin won for best screenplay. The film, from Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev, was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for U.S. release earlier on Saturday.

The Camera d'Or, awarded to the best first feature by a director, went to Party Girl, which opened the Un Certain Regard section. It was written and directed by the trio of Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis.

A complete list of winners is below:
Palme d’Or: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Winter Sleep
Grand Prix: Alice Rohrwacher, The Wonders
Jury Prize: Xavier Dolan, Mommy, and Jean-Luc Godard, Goodbye to Language
Best Director: Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Best Screenplay: Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin, Leviathan
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
Best Actor: Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
Camera d'Or: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, Party Girl

In addition to the precious Palme d'Or, the Chopard artisans, also
annually produces the 'Mini-Palmes' awarded to the 
Best Actress and Best Actor 

Some more Cannes 2014 Red Carpet impressions ...

All eyes were on the cast and crew of Winter Sleep last saturday, winner of the 67th Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or, as the colorful closing ceremony saw the biggest stars of the silver screen rub shoulders with top models on the red carpet. Vogue Paris June/July 2014 cover girl and L'Oréal Paris brand ambassador Natasha Poly wore an elegant white VIONNET gown with a plunging neckline, complimented with jewelry by Shamballa Jewels. With classic Vionnet draping and cut, the president Goga Ashkenazi and creative director Hussein Chalayan at the French fashion house designed the gown especially for the model.

 Natasha Poly

Lead actress, Marion Cotillard selected diamonds chainlink collar necklace by Chopard 
and DIOR Haute Couture dress for the 'Two Days One Night' premiere

 Director Sofia Coppola - Member of the 67th of the Annual Cannes 
International Festival Jury - wore a heart-shaped rubies necklace
with pear-cut diamonds set on 18 cts. white gold at the 
Closing Ceremony

Kristina Bazan alias 'Kayture' wore a striking cabochon-cut ruby and diamond necklace
by Chopard and a timeless ELIE SAAB Haute Couture gown

Actress Paz Vega (Maria Callas in 'Grace Of Monaco)
wore a pair of fancy-cut white diamond drop earrings
(23 cts.) and a white diamond cocktail ring by Chopard
and ELIE SAAB Haute Couture dress

Model Julia Scorpio in Roberto Cavalli

My Favourites in DIOR ...

Chiara Mastroianni in DIOR

Marion Cotillard in DIOR

Olga Kurylenko in DIOR

Ruth Crilly in DIOR

 Jennifer Lawrence in DIOR Cruise 2015


 Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

 Photo Credits/Source:
The House of Chopard / Please Magazine
Photo 'Jury' by APP/Bertrand Langlois
The House of DIOR

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