Sunday, June 27, 2021

2021 Queer Palm Selection

After a year of waiting, the Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival LGBT+ award, is looking forward to celebrating its 10th anniversary next July on the Croisette. Created in 2010 by the French journalist Franck Finance-Madureira, the Queer Palm awards each year in Cannes a film dealing with LGBT+, queer or feminist themed movies among all the Cannes sections.

For this particular edition, the organizers have chosen to entrust the presidency of the jury to Nicolas Maury; the French actor, seen in the series Dix pour cent (Call My Agent) or in the films of Yann Gonzalez, made his directorial debut in 2020 with his film Garçon chiffon (My Best Part), nominated for a César in First Feature Film category and which will be distributed this year in the United States. The other jury members are Aloïse Sauvage, Roxane Mesquida, Josza Anjembe and Vahram Muratyan.

This edition has a graphic identity designed by jury member Vahram Muratyan. There are seventeen (17) feature films and nine (9) short films in competition for this year awards.

The Selection

Feature Films

Six films
Benedetta, Paul Verhoeven, France - L
Hytti Nro 6 (Compartment Number 6), Juho Kuosmanen, Finland, Estonia, Germany and Russia - L
La Fracture, Catherine Corsini, France  - L
Les Olympiades (Paris, 13th District), Jaques Audiard, France - L
Titane, Julia Ducournau, France and Belgium - L
Tout s'est bien passé (Everything Went Fine), François Ozon, France

Un Certain Regard
Three films
Große Freiheit (Great Freedom), Sebastian Meise, Austria and Germany - G
Moneyboys, C.B Yi, Austria, France, Taiwan and Belgium  - G
Women Do Cry, Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazarova, Bulgaria and France

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Three films
Luaneshat e kodrës (The Hill where Lionesses Roar), Luàna Bajrami, Kosovo and France
Neptune Frost, Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman, Rwanda and USA
Retour à Reims (Fragments)  (Returning to Reims (Fragments)), Jean-Gabriel Périot, France

Semaine de la Critique
Three films
Les Amours d’Anaïs (Anaïs in Love), Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet, France
Bruno Reidal (Bruno Reidal, Confession of a Murderer), Vincent Le Port, France
Petite nature (Softie), Samel Theis, France

Two films
Ghost Song, Nicolas Peduzzi, France
水边维纳斯 Venus by Water, Lin Wang, China

Short Films

Haut les coeurs (The Right Words), Adrian Moyse Dullin, France, 15'
Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Simone est partie (Simone is Gone), Mathilde Chavanne, France, 21'
Semaine de la Critique
Brutalia, Days of Labour, Manolis Mavris, Greece and Belgium
Über Wasser (On Solid Ground), Jela Hasler, Switzerland
Billy Boy, Sacha Amaral, Argentina, 25'
매미 Cicada, Yoon Daewoen, Korea, 17'
Frida, Aleksandra Odić, Germany, 22'
King Max, Adèle Vincenti-Crasson, France, 21',
La Caída del Vencejo (The Fall of the Swift), Gonzalo Quincoces, Spain, 13'

President: Nicolas Maury, actor and director, France
Aloïse Sauvage, actress and singer, France
Roxane Mesquida, actress and producer, France
Josza Anjembre, director, France
Vahram Muratyan, graphic designer, France

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