Belgians dominate Cannes Film Festival “Close” by Lukas Daont wins the ‘Grand Prix.

Belgians dominate Cannes Film Festival “Close” by Lukas Daont wins the ‘Grand Prix.

Lukas Don’ts second feature film, ‘Close,’ has been awarded the ‘Grand Prix’ at the Cannes Film Festival. With their film ‘Le Otto Montagne,’ Felix van Groningen was awarded along with Charlotte Vander meersch and the Dardenne brothers for ‘Tori et Lolita. Ruben Ostlund won the Golden Palm for ‘Triangle of Sadness.

Lukas Dhont shared the ‘Grand Prix” with the film Stars at noon, by Claire Denis. Don’t created a film about friendship, responsibility with ‘Close. The film is about thirteen-year-old Leo, and Remi, who are best friends since childhood. But then, an unimaginable tragedy separates them. The young friends are played by newcomers Eden Dambrine, and Gustav De Waele. Leading roles are also taken by Emilie Duquenne, a Belgian actress, and Lea Drucker, a French actress.

The jury prize was won by ‘Le otto Montagne’ (Film by Felix van Groeningen & Charlotte Vandermeersch). The prize was shared by the Belgian directors and EO, a film made by Jerzy Skolimowski.

‘Le otto montagne’ is de eerste film die Van Groeningen in duo regisseert samen met zijn vriendin Charlotte Vandermeersch, en na het Amerikaanse Beautiful Boy ook zijn eerste film in het Italiaans. ‘Le otto montagne’ is een verfilming van de gelijknamige bestseller van Paolo Cognetti, over twee jeugdvrienden die elkaar na vele jaren opnieuw tegenkomen in de Italiaanse Alpen.

The prize for this year’s 75th anniversary Film Festival was awarded to ‘Tori et Lokita” by the Dardenne brothers. This film tells the story of two African children who arrive in Belgium as refugees without their parents. They rely on their unwavering friendship to keep them afloat. The Dardennes have turned their attention once more to illegal migration, fourteen years after Le silence de Lorna.

Ruben Ostlund, a Swede, won the Golden Palm for his movie ‘Triangle of Sadness. He also won the Golden Palm five years ago for his movie ‘The Square.