Cannes 2011: The Winners! Terrence Malick enthralls Cannes Jury


This was again an eventful edition for world’s biggest cinema showcase, slightly overshadowed this year by the shock exit of Danish director Lars Von Trier for joking that he was a Nazi. Robert de Niro President of this year’s feature film jury announced earlier this evening the winners of the 64th Cannes Film Festival: The very intriguing and rare Terrence Malick receives the top Prize for “The tree of life”. Terrence Malick has only directed five feature films in a career spanning almost four decades, numerous critics consider Malick’s films to be masterpieces!

Palme D’or:
Terrence Malick for “The tree of life”

Grand Prix:
Nuri Bilge Ceylan,/Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne Ex-æquo for respectively (“BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU’DA” (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) and LE GAMIN AU VÉLO (THE KID WITH A BIKE)

Jury Prize:
“POLISSE” by Maïwen

Award for Best Director:
Nicolas Windin Refn for “DRIVE”

Award for Best Actor:
Jean Dujardin in “THE ARTIST”

Award for Best actress:
Kirsten Dunst in “MELANCHOLIA”

Award for Best Screenplay:
Hearat Shulayim (FOOTNOTE)) direct by Joseph Cedar

by Fab Poller

Caméra d’Or:
“LAS ACACIAS” by Pablo Gorgielli

Palme D’or for Best Short Film
“CROSS” directed by Maryna Vorda

PRIZES OF UN CERTAIN REGARD 2011
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Un Certain Regard 2011 presented 21 films directed by 22 directors hailing from 19 different countries. 2 of the works were first films.

Presided over by Emir KUSTURICA (Director, actor and musician – Serbia), the Jury was comprised of: Elodie BOUCHEZ (Actress – France), Peter BRADSHAW (Critic-The Guardian – United Kingdom), Geoffrey GILMORE (Chief Creative Officer-Tribeca Enterprises – USA), Daniela MICHEL (Director of the Morelia Festival – Mexico).

PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD Ex-æquo
ARIRANG by KIM Ki-Duk
HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE (Stopped on Track) by Andreas DRESEN

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
ELENA by Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV

DIRECTING PRIZE
BÉ OMID É DIDAR (Au revoir) by Mohammad RASOULOF
The Parisian arts cinema le Reflet Médicis will show the films from the Official Selection 2011 in Un Certain Regard from wednesday 25 May to Tuesday 31 May 2011.

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