'Amour' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Amour

Michael Haneke became only the eighth director to win two Palme d’Or awards, as his tender marital drama Amour took the top prize at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival. (The Austrian filmmaker also won for The White Ribbon in 2009.) Former James Bond baddie Mads Mikkelsen was honored as best actor, for his role as a man falsely accused of sexually abusing a child in The Hunt. Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan shared the best actress award for their performances in Beyond the Hills, about a nun and her jealous former lesbian lover.

MAIN JURY PRIZES

Palme d’Or: Amour, directed by Michael Haneke
Grand Prix: Reality, directed by Matteo Garrone
Director: Carlos Reygadas, Post tenebras lux
Jury prize: The Angels’ Share, directed by Ken Loach
Actor: Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt
Actress (tie): Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan, Beyond the Hills
Screenplay: Cristian Mungiu, Beyond the Hills

UN CERTAIN REGARD JURY PRIZES

Main prize: After Lucia, directed by Michel Franco
Jury prize: Le grand soir, directed by Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern
Actress (tie): Emilie Dequenne, Our Children; Suzanne Clement, Laurence Anyways
Special distinction of the jury: Children of Sarajevo, directed by Aida Begic

OTHER JURY PRIZES

Camera d’Or: Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin
Critics’ Week Grand Prix: Here and There, directed by Antonio Mendez Esparza

SHORT FILMS JURY PRIZES

Palme d’Or: Silence, directed by Rezan Yesilbas

FIPRESCI AWARDS

Competition: In the Fog, directed by Sergei Loznitsa
Un Certain Regard: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Directors’ Fortnight: Hold Back, directed by Rachid Djaidani
Ecumenical Prize: The Hunt, directed by Thomas Vinterberg

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Cannes: Can ‘Amour’ really be a Michael Haneke film? It’s a tenderly devastating portrait of old age


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