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Cannes film festival Winners

 Well the Palmes are given out and it seems political correctness has won again. Everybody got something with the big prizes going to small films The Wind That Shakes The Barley, and Flanders that would have otherwise died at the box office. Volver got two Palmes for directing and acting but should have gotten the Golden one. Also "Babel" got the directing one which I knew it would get but it will collect many awards later this year along with "Volver".

As Ken Loach said we live in political times and it didn't escape the jury, specially with China banning the controversial "Summer Place". Next year will be the 60th year of the festival and you can be sure, it will be a nice anniversary. A bientot.

The Awards

Palme d'Or: "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" by Ken Loach

Grand Prix (runner-up): "Flanders" by Bruno Dumont

Prix de la Mise en Scene (Best Director): Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for "Babel"

Prix du Scenario (Best Screenplay Award): Pedro Almodovar for "Volver"

Camera d'Or (For best first feature): "A Fost sau n-a fost?" (12:08 East of Bucharest) by Corneliu Porumbolu

Prix du Jury (Jury Prize): "Red Road" by Andrea Arnold

Prix d'interpretation feminine (Best Actress): Ensemble female cast of "Volver" by Pedro Almodovar (Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave)

Prix d'interpretation masculine (Best Actor): Ensemble male cast of "Indigenes" by Rachid Bouchareb (Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Bernard Blancan)

Court-Metrage (Short Film): Palme d'Or (short film): "Sniffer" by Bobby Peers
Prix Du Jury: "Premiera Nieve" by Pablo Aguero
Special Mention: "Conte de quartier" by Florence Miaihe


Prix Un Certain Regard – Fondation Gan Pour le Cinema: "Luxury Car" by Wang Chao

Prix Special du Jury Un Certain Regard: "Ten Canoes" by Rolf De Heer

Prix d'Interpretation Un Certain Regard (acting award): Dorotheea Petre for "The Way I Spent the End of the World" (Cum Mi-Am Petrecut Sfarsitul Lumii) by Catalin Mitulescu

Prix d'Interpretation Un Certain Regard (acting award): Don Angel Tavira for "El Violin" by Francisco Vargas

Prix du President du Jury Un Certain Regard: Patrick Grandperret for "Meurtrieres"


Premier Prix: "Ge & Zeta" by Gustavo Riet

Second Prize: "Mr Schwartz, Mr. Hazen & Mr. Horlocker" by Stefan Mueller

Third Prize (shared): "Mother" by Sian Heder and "A Virus" by Agnes Kocsis

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You may also like...'s award guru Yama Rahimi is a San Francisco-based Afghan-American artist and filmmaker. Apart from being a contributing special feature writer for the site, he directed the short films Object of Affection ('03), Chori Foroosh ('06) and the feature length documentary film Afghanistan ('10). His top three of 2019 include: Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, Todd Phillips' Joker and Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse.

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