minutes later Forest Whitaker given Honorary Palme d’Or, gala conducted by the actress Virginia Efira He connected live with Zelenski, who gave a speech in which he appealed to the power of cinema to defend freedom.
“The most terrible dictators of the 20th century loved the cinema, but all they provided was those terrifying documentary footage; we might have thought there would be no more wars, but both then and now there was a dictator, there was a war. freedomCinema should not remain silent now and before.”
Zelensky cited ‘film’ as an example of cinema’s implications for the world.Great Dictator‘ by Chaplin, premiered in 1940 in the middle of World War II. “We need a new Chaplin who shows that cinema is not silent,” he said in the face of the war in Ukraine.
“We will continue the fight, we have no other choice”Before the cream of European cinema, he added that he was convinced that “the dictator will lose”, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Among the audience gathered at the Grand Théâtre Lumière at the Cannes Festival Palace was the entire Jury. Vincent Lindon and also containing Asghar Farhadi, Rebecca Hall, Ladj Ly, Jeff Nichols, Deepika Padukone, Noomi Rapace, Joachim Trier and Jasmine Trinca.
Also, the Cannes president, Pierre Lescureand its general delegate, Thierry Fremaux and like actresses Rossy de Palma, Julianne Moore and the opening movie “Coupez!” from Michel Hazanavicius’s photo.
The President of Ukraine reminded them of what had happened. Mariupol. “The municipal theater was attacked by a Russian bomb, that theater was very similar to where you meet today, the people, the civilians took shelter there.”
Zelensky said on February 24 that he had a very clear memory of the day this war started, and mentioned the famous phrase ‘apocalypse now‘ about the smell of napalm in the morning. “This scent can’t be wrong,” she said.