Cannes film festival live: Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins the Palme d’Or
• Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins top prize at Cannes with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
• Grand Prix goes to Des Hommes et des Deux
• Mathieu Amalric wins best director
• Juliette Binoche wins best actress
• Jarvier Bardem and Elio Germano share best actor
• Mike Leigh and Ken Loach go home empty handed
Posts Tagged ‘Cannes’
Congrats go out to Longhouse Media Executive Director Tracy Rector. Her short film UNRESERVED: THE WORK OF LOUIE GONG is on its way to Cannes!
For those Seattlites who care to know what the results were of the recently completed Cannes, here’s a report from IFC Daily’s David Hudson. Hopefully some of the award winners will make there way stateside in the next 12 months.
The Jury, presided over by Isabelle Huppert (other members: Asia Argento, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, James Gray, Hanif Kureishi, Lee Chang-dong, Shu Qi, Sharmila Tagore and Robin Wright Penn) have also presented the following awards:
As John Hopewell reports for Variety, FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, has bestowed awards on one film from each of three sections (well, four, but just three awards). From the Competition: Michael Haneke‘s “The White Ribbon“; from Un Certain Regard: Corneliu Porumboiu‘s “Police, Adjective“; and from Directors’ Fortnight / Critics’ Week: Cherien Dabis‘s “Amreeka.”
The competition section alone shows promise for a great year in cinema. The films I’m excited for are in italics.
Here’s The Competition:
Nuri Bilge Ceylan: Three Monkeys.
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne: Le Silence De Lorna.
Arnaud Desplechin: A Christmas Story.
Clint Eastwood: Changeling.
Atom Egoyan: Adoration.
Ari Folman: Waltz With Bashir.
Philippe Garrel: La Frontière de l’aube.
Matteo Garrone: Gomorra.
Charlie Kaufman: Synecdoche, New York.
Eric Khoo: My Magic.
Lucrecia Martel: La Mujer Sin Cabeza.
Brillante Mendoza: Serbis.
Kornél Mundruczó: Delta.
Walter Salles: Linha De Passe.
Paolo Sorrentino: Il Divo.
Pablo Trapero: Leonera.
Wim Wenders: The Palermo Shooting.
Jia Zhangke: 24 City.
Steven Soderbergh: Che (comprised of Guerrilla and The Argentine).