The Cannes Film Festival is finis.
And the winners are– no Americans, at least none who walked the red carpet to great fanfare.
There was nothing for Sean Penn, Wes Anderson, Adam Driver, etc. None of the big stars who got the PR splash from the US picked up a trophy.
But one American did win. Most people don’t know him, but the film community does. Caleb Landry Jones. He won Best Actor for Justin Kurzel’s “Nitram,” an Australian film. The red haired, freckled actor is known for roles in “Three Billboards” and “Twin Peaks” (the newer one), and appeared to great acclaim in Rod Lurie’s “The Outpost.”
Instant classic Caleb Landry Jones speech!!!! pic.twitter.com/dVrn8M3Y2h
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) July 17, 2021
“Nitram (Caleb Landry-Jones) lives with his mother (Judy Davis) and father (Anthony LaPaglia) in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s. He lives a life of isolation and frustration at never being able to fit in. That is until he unexpectedly finds a close friend in a reclusive heiress, Helen (Essie Davis). However when that friendship meets its tragic end, and Nitram’s loneliness and anger grow, he begins a slow descent into a nightmare that culminates in the most nihilistic and heinous of acts.”