Monday, May 24, 2010

Film from Thailand Wins Top Honor at Cannes 2010

The Cannes Film Festival is held annually in the resort town of Cannes, France, and is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious film festivals.  The top festival award is the "Palme d'Or" (Golden Palm).

Feature Film Awards:

Palme d’Or
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Lung Boonmee Raluek Chat) by Apichatpong Weerasethaku.

Grand Prix
Les Hommes et des Dieux (Of Gods and Men) by Xavier Beauvois

Award for Best Director
Mathieu Amalric for Tournee (On Tour)

Award for Best Screenplay
Lee Chang-dong for Poetry

Award for Best Actress
Juliet Binoche in Copie Conforme (Certified Copy) directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Award for Best Actor (tie)
Javier Bardem in Biutiful directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Elio Germano in La nostra vita (Our Life) directed by Daniele Luchetti

Jury Prize
Un homme qui crie (A screaming man) directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Short Film Awards:

Palme d’Or – Short Film
Chienne d’histoire (Barking Island) directed by Serge Avedikian

Jury Prize – Short Film
Micky Bader (Bathing Mickey) directed by Frida Kempff

This AP article (via Yahoo) talks about the big awards and this IMDb blog goes into more detail about the various festival honors.

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