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May 28, 2012

Cannes Film Festival 2012 Winners.

Well just an hour or so ago the winner of Cannes Film Festival were announced. Not a surprise but a relieve that Michael Haneke's Masterful movie AMOUR won the prestigious Palme d'Or prize. HANEKE previously won this prize in 2009 for The White Ribbon while his movies Cache and The Piano Teacher along with others have been a regular winner here. People thought that the Head of Jury Nanni Moretti's person conflicts will play a big part here and also that HOLY MOTORS might be a daring choice that they pick but yes it all ended very well.

Mads Mikkelsen won Best Actor for THE HUNT which i predicted and was a great choice and BEYOND THE HILLS surprisingly got Screenplay and Best Actress for the both lead ladies, the film got a good response but wasn't that excellent enough to let me or critics think it will win big. POST TENEBRAS LUX even though received poor reviews got itself a Direction award. American Indie movie, the Sundance favorite and one of my anticipated movie BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD was a big winner too winning FIPRESCI prize for Un Certain Regard and Camera d'Or.

Competition Awards

Palme d’Or (Best Film)
Amour, Michael Haneke

Grand Prix (Runner-Up)
Reality, Matteo Garrone

Prix du Jury (Second Runner-Up)
The Angels’ Share, Ken Loach


Prix d’interprétation masculine (Best Actor)
Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt 

Prix d’interprétation féminine (Best Actress)
Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, Beyond the Hills

Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director)
Carlos Reygada, Post Tenebras Lux

Prix du scénario (Best Screenplay)
Beyond the Hills, Cristian Mungiu

Palme d’Or du court métrage (Best Short Film)
Silence, L. Rezan Yesilbas

Out of Competition Awards


Prix Un Certain Regard
Despues de Lucia (After Lucia), Michel Franco

Camera d’Or (Best First Feature)
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin

Un Certain Regard Special Distinction
Djeca (Children Of Sarajevo), directed by Aida Begic

Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress
Emilie DequenneA Perdre La Raison
andSuzanne Clement, Laurence Anyways

Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize
Le Grand Soir, Gustave Kervern, Benoit Delepine

Director’s Fortnight Prize
No, Pablo Larrain

International Critics’ Week Prize
Aqui y Alla, Antonio Mendez Esparza

Non-Jury Awards

Prix de la FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics Prize)

In the Fog, Sergei Loznitsa (In Competition)
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (Un Certain Regard)
Rengaine, Rachid Djaidani (Out of Competition)

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Spiritually Focused Films)
The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg