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Here is the list of award winners from Cannes.
Palme d’Or (Cannes’ highest award):
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Thailand). Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
director is in the center in white
Director’s acceptance speech: (as he spoke about cinema’s inherent mystery) “Syndromes and a Century… I think this mystery,” he said, in a soft-spoken voice in tune with his work, “keeps us coming back to Cannes and sharing our world.” (from Michael Phillip’s Talking Pictures blog (My new favorite blog!)
“some fantasy elements in a way I’ve never seen before.” — Tim Burton, Cannes Head Juror
Best Actress Award:
Juliette Binoche in “Certified Copy.” Directed by Abbas Kiarostami.
Best Actor Award: (2 awardees)
Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
Elio Germano in “La Nostra Vita.”
Grand Prix (like a 2nd place winner):
“Of Gods and Men” (France) Directed by Xavier Beauvois
“Heartfelt yet very modest film” — The Hollywood Reporter
“A Screaming Man” (Chad) Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Mathieu Amalric for “On Tour” (France)
“Cast exclusively with authentic performers in the style of the ‘new burlesque,’ a funky, exhilarating form of cabaret and live performance, the movie has a documentary realism and sharpness that carries it through the rough spots and dramatic lulls,” — Patrick Z McGavin at Emanuel Levy‘s place
“Poetry” (South Korea) Directed by Lee Chang-dong
“Poetry” poster – featured actress is Yoon Jung-hee, a veteran actress from Korea
Director Lee Chang-dong receiving his award. He is also the director of “Secret Sunshine”, a Cannes best actress winner 3 years ago.
Fun Fact: When Lee submitted his screenplay to Korean Film Council, it received zero points, because “The council said the reason for the low score was that the screenplay was written like a novel, not a screenplay.” — Joongang Daily
“An intelligent melodrama about a sensitive woman in a bullying male world” Lee Marshall from Screendaily , “This is a warm, deftly made film that uses the humor and tenderness in Yoon’s performance to dramatize the artistic and emotional depths we don’t know we have,” Wesley Morris from Boston Daily. ,
Camera d’Or : “Ano Bisiesto”, directed by Michael Rowe (Mexico)
“Un Certain Regard” award:
“Ha Ha Ha” (South Korea) by Hong Sang-soo
Critic review: It’s a diffident tale of romantic yearnings and encounters recalled, over much alcohol, by two friends in the port city of Tongyeong. — says Michael Phillips from Chicago Tribune
Can’t wait to see all these films distributed worldwide!