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Cannes 2023: Queer Palm awarded to Japanese film ‘Monster’

Japanese movie monsterThe Queer Palm, an alternative award for the best LGBTQIA+ film, was awarded in the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday night. This feature film by Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda, with which he seeks his second Palme d’Or on Saturday, May 27. It’s a family affair (2018), begins as a drama about school bullying, told from multiple points of view.

Its plot develops into a very close friendship, even love relationship, depicted between two young students and filmed with great modesty, recalling certain aspects. closingBelgian Lucas Dont’s film in competition at Cannes 2022.

monster Participated in dozens of films, including Anatomy of a Fall, By Justin Triet, or It’s time for love, by Katell Quillevere. American actor and director John Cameron Mitchell headed the jury this year.

Created in 2010 by critic Frank Finanz-Madureira, the Queer Palm annually honors a film and short film that deals with LGBTQIA+ or feminist themes among all Cannes selections. In 2022, she was engaged in a Pakistani feature film Joyland.

Author: The world with AFP

Source: Le Monde



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