Cannes 2009: La Palme d’or

Palme d’Or: 'The White Ribbon' by Michael Haneke

The Palme d’Or was awarded to Michael Haneke for The White Ribbon.

The Palme d’Or Prize was awarded at the hands of Isabelle Huppert and Michael Haneke accepted the distinction for The White Ribbon with these words, “Thank you very much. Sometimes my wife asks me a very feminine question: that is, am I happy. Well, let me say that at this moment in time, I am very happy. Much thanks also to Thierry Frémaux for including me in this prestigious competition; to my producers, for letting me do what I wanted; to the funding sources which financed the film, and to the children, who were an enormous gift to me. A thousand thanks!”

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