As this year’s Cannes Film Festival comes to a close, the list of winners has been announced, with critics shouting their praises for some and denouncing others entirely.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the much coveted Palme d’Or award for THE WINTER SLEEP, a three-hour twenty-minute epic, with some critics slating it for its lack of story, with others commenting that the pace only picked up in the last thirty minutes (ouch!). On the other hand audiences absolutely loved FOXCATCHER, Bennett Miller’s latest feature, with him winning the Best Director award – according to the film’s reviews Miller is very deserving of the title.
As for the actor and actress awards, British legend Timothy Spall was awarded Best Male Performance for his role in Mike Leigh’s MR TURNER, with Julianne Moore honoured with Best Female Performance as Havana Segrand in MAPS TO THE STARS, directed by David Cronenberg.
Here’s the rest of the winners from the festival:
- Palme d’Or: WINTER SLEEP (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
- Grand Prize: ALICE ROHRWACHER (Le Meraviglie)
- Best Male Performance: Timothy Spall in MR TURNER (MIKE LEIGH)
- Best Female Performance: Julianne Moore in MAPS TO THE STARS (David Cronenberg)
- Best Director: Bennett Miller for FOXCATCHER
- Best Screenplay: LEVIATHAN (Andrei Zviaguintsev)
- Jury Award: MOMMY (Xavier Dolan) and GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (Jean-Luc Godard)
- Camera d’Or: PARTY GIRL (Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis)
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