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Cannes Film Festival 2024: Honorary Palme d'Or to Studio Ghibli

As part of the seventy-seventh edition of the Cannes Film Festival Studio Ghibli, the animated film studio of Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and Toshio Suzuki, will receive the honorary Palme d'Or marking a record in the history of the event which for the first time awards a recognition to a group of artists.

With this award, the prestigious event recognizes the creative and professional merits of Studio Ghibli which for forty years has changed the face of animation, giving new meaning to the stories of the genre told on the big screen.

“I am truly honored and happy that the studio is awarded the Palme d'Or,” said Toshio Suzuki, who co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1985 together with Miyazaki and Takahata. “Forty years ago, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and I founded Studio Ghibli with the desire to bring high-end, high-quality animation to children and adults of all ages,” said the proud film producer. of the study's progress over the last forty years. Suzuki continued: “Even though Miyazaki and I have aged considerably, I am sure that Studio Ghibli will continue to face new challenges.”

With the honorary Palme d'Or to Studio Ghibli, the Cannes Film Festival rewards for the first time a collective and not an individual, celebrating the work of excellent storytellers capable of animating the fantasies of spectators all over the world. Like the greats of Hollywood, the protagonists of Studio Ghibli have given global audiences lasting icons.

Iris Knobloch, president of the Cannes Film Festival, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate, in their official comment recognized Japanese animation as having a specific place within "the great adventures of cinephilia, between tradition and modernity".

Written by Guendalina Porta


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