Cannes 2019 : the closing ceremony red carpet

Elsewhere, Atlantics director Mati Diop picked up the Grand Prix, making her the first black woman to win a Cannes prize (following her distinction of already being the first black woman to compete at Cannes). In total, three of the four films directed by women in Competition this year won prizes (Céline Sciamma took Best Screenplay, while Emily Beecham won Best Actress for her role in Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe), however none became the first solo female filmmaker to take home the Palme d’Or.