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Cannes Prizes!

May 24th, 2009 (03:31 pm)
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From the Festival de Cannes website:


  • Palme d'Or: DAS WEISSE BAND (THE WHITE RIBBON) directed by Michael HANEKE
  • Grand Prix: UN PROPHÈTE (A PROPHET) directed by Jacques AUDIARD
  • Award for Best Director: Brillante MENDOZA for KINATAY
  • Award for Best Screenplay: LOU Ye for CHUN FENG CHEN ZUI DE YE WAN (Spring Fever)
  • Award for Best Actress: Charlotte GAINSBOURG in ANTICHRIST directed by Lars VON TRIER
  • Award for Best Actor: Christoph WALTZ in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS directed by Quentin TARANTINO
  • Jury Prize Ex-aequo:
    • FISH TANK directed by Andrea ARNOLD
    • BAK-JWI (THIRST) directed by PARK Chan-Wook
  • Vulcain Prize for an artist technician, awarded by the C.S.T.: MAP OF THE SOUNDS OF TOKYO directed by Isabel COIXET
  • Lifetime achievement award for his work: LES HERBES FOLLES (WILD GRASS) directed by Alain RESNAIS

  • Palme d'Or - Short Film: ARENA directed by João SALAVIZA
  • Short Film Special Distinction: THE SIX DOLLAR FIFTY MAN directed by Louis SUTHERLAND, Mark ALBISTON

The two I've been looking forward to, plus some more I've added to the list. The net few months are likely to be a lot of fun.