Sunday, May 24, 2009

2009 Cannes Film Festival Winners

The results are in: PALME D'OR: The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke (Germany)
GRAND PRIX: A Prophet, Jacques Audiard (France)
SPECIAL PRIZE: Wild Grass, Alain Renais (France)
ACTOR: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds (USA)
ACTRESS: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist (Denmark)
DIRECTOR: Brillante Mendoza, Kinatay (Phillipines)
SCREENPLAY: Mei Feng, Spring Fever (China)
CAMERA D'OR (best first film): Samson and Delilah, Warwick Thornton (Australia)
JURY PRIZE: Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold (Britain) and Thirst, Park Chan-wook (South Korea)
FIPRESCI prize for Directors' Fortnight: Amreeka, Cherien Dabis (USA)


Eric said...

I'm most looking forward to Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist." Quite polarizing at Cannes from what I can gather, and the trailer looks terrifying.

Dean Treadway said...

Anything that Von Trier does is worth looking at, and this is obviously no exception to the rule. I think this looks like the best thing the director's done since DANCER IN THE DARK, though one can never tell until one sees the whole thing. I have more solid faith in Haneke, actually; his movies are never for all (like Von Trier's), but ALWAYS are definitely for some (UNlike VT). They're never laff-fests, but they're always unforgettable. A year where both have movies coming out (like DANCER and PIANO TEACHER in 2001) is very much worth looking forward to, in a strange way.