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Film medium scores among honorees at Cannes Festival
Actors Nora Von Waldstatten, from left, director Olivier Assayas, actors Kristen Stewart, Sigrid Bouaziz and Lars Eidinger pose for photographers during a photo call for the film "Personal Shopper" at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
  • CANNES, France
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Film is back and the artistry of shooting on real film became clear once again at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, which closed Sunday, with four of the top prizes and two La Semaine de la Critique awards presented to official selections shot on Kodak film.
Taking home the coveted Palme d’Or was I, Daniel Blake (director Ken Loach / DP Robbie Ryan), shot on Kodak 35mm. The Grand Prix award was taken home by Juste la Fin du Monde (It’s Only the End of the World), shot on Kodak 35mm by director Xavier Dolan (DP André Turpin). Best Director went to Personal Shopper, shot on Kodak 35mm (director Olivier Assayas / DP Yorick Le Saux).  Taking home Critique awards were Las Mimosas, shot on Kodak S16mm (director Olivier Laxe / DP Mauro Herce) and Albüm, shot on Kodak 35mm (director Mehmet Can Mertoǧlu / DP Marius Panduru).
Winning the prestigious Jury Prize was American Honey (director Andrea Arnold), partially shot on Kodak 35mm, making DP Robbie Ryan a two-time festival winner!  Noted Ryan, “We shot a few scenes on Kodak 200t 35mm, the beginning scene and sporadic scenes like her on the swing … [and] they are my favorite shots!”
Also among the 12 official selections shot on film at the festival were also such well-received showings (both shot on Kodak 35mm) as Loving (director Jeff Nichols / DP Adam Stone), which enjoyed a seven-minute standing ovation; and Chloe Sevigny’s much-lauded, directorial debut, the short Kitty (DP Seamus McGarvey), which closed the festival.