Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cannes 2009- Awards



Palme d'Or: Michael Haneke for "The White Ribbon

Grand Prize- Jacques Audiard for "A Prophet"

Best Director Prize(mise-en-scene): Brillante Mendoza for Kinatay\

Best Screenplay: Lou Ye for "Spring Fever

Caméra d'Or for Best Debut Feature was awarded to Warwick Thornton for "Samson et Delilah

Best Actor: Christoph Waltz for his role in "Inglorious Basterds"

Best Actress: to Charlotte Gainsbourg for her role in "Antichrist"

Palme d'Or, Best Short Film: "Arena" by João Salaviza

The Jury Prize: Fish Tank Andrea Arnold
Thirst Park Chan-Wook

A Special Cannes Festival Prize went to Alain Resnais for his film Wild Grass


Un Certain Regard:

Prix Un Certain Regard:
"Dogtooth" Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece).

Prix du Jury:
"Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania).

Prix Special Un Certain Regard:
"No One Knows About Persian Cats"

(Bahman Ghobadi, Iran) and "Father of my Children", (Mia Hansen-Løve, France).


Director’s Fortnight

French film “ I Killed My Mother” has won three out of four prizes at the Director’s Fortnight, that’s organized on the sidelines of Cannes Film Festival.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Art Cinema Award:

“J’ai tue ma mere”
(I Killed My Mother) by Xavier Dolan (Canada)

Special Mention:
“La Merditude des choses” by Felix van Groeningen (Belgique/Belgium)

7e Prix Regards Jeunes 2009:
“J’ai tue ma mere” (I Killed My Mother) by Xavier Dolan (Canada)


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