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May 25, 2014

67th Cannes Film Festival Awards



So the 67th Cannes Film Festival just ended with the awards ceremony. I have been closely following all the developments, arrivals, screenings and receptions. More so than ever, I have really felt like at the very center of all the buzz and happenings. So throughout these days, many films received all kinds of responses in various sections. But the excitement remained throughout.

The Turkish film "Winter Sleep" by Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the prestigious Palme d'Or. The pre-festival buzz and the more mixed reviews to some outright raves confused me. Which is why I wasn't expecting it to win... but it did so congratulations to the Turkish master. The Italian film "The Wonders" was given Grand Prix which is the second prize given to a film while two films tied for the third place award, the Jury Prize. That went to Jean-Luc Godard's "Goodbye to Language" and Xavier Dolan's "Mommy". Of these four films, Mommy was the most buzzed. Of all the competition films, Dardenne's "Two Days, One Night" was mostly considered for the big prize but unfortunately, it won nothing. Julianne Moore and Timothy Spall won acting prizes for "Maps to the Stars" and "Mr. Turner" respectively while Russian film "Leviathan" won for screenplay. Finally, Bennett Miller won best director for "Foxcatcher".

The jury headed by Jane Campion made some interesting decisions and some surprising ones. Once again, I am really happy and excited for all the films that were shown in the festival and most specially for the ones that got good praises. Congratulations to all the winners and the non-winners because when at Cannes, you are bound to be remembered for the entire year... if not forever.

Below is the full list of the winners in every section:

In Competition:-

- Palme d'Or: WINTER SLEEP (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
- Grand Prix: THE WONDERS (Alice Rohrwacher)
- Jury Prize: MOMMY (Xavier Dolan) & GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (Jean-Luc Godard)

- Best Director: Bennett Miller (FOXCATCHER)
- Best Screenplay: LEVIATHAN (Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin)
- Best Actor: Timothy Spall (MR. TURNER)
- Best Actress: Julianne Moore (MAPS TO THE STARS)

- Caméra d'Or: PARTY GIRL (Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis)

Short Films:-

- Short Film Palme d'Or: LEIDI (Simón Mesa Soto)
- Special Mention:
AISSA (Clément Trehin-Lalanne)
YES WE LOVE (Hallvar Witzø)


Un Certain Regard:-

- Un Certain Regard Award: WHITE GOD (Kornél Mundruczó)
- Un Certain Regard Jury Prize: TURIST (Ruben Östlund)
- Un Certain Regard Special Prize: THE SALT OF THE EARTH (Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado)
- Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actor: David Gulpelil (CHARLIE'S COUNTRY)
- Un Certain Regard Ensemble Prize: The Cast (PARTY GIRL)

Cinéfondation:-

- First Prize: SKUNK (Annie Silverstein)
- Second Prize: OH LUCY! (Atsuko Hirayanagi)
- Third Prize: SOURDOUGH (Fulvio Risuleo) & THE BIGGER PICTURE (Daisy Jacobs)

PARALLEL SECTIONS

Director's Fortnight:-

- Art Cinema Award: LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT (Thomas Cailley)
- SACD Prize: LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT (Thomas Cailley)
- Europa Cinemas Award: LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT (Thomas Cailley)
- Illy Prize for Short Film: HEARTLESS (Nara Normande and Tião)
- Special Mention: IT CAN PASS THROUGH THE WALL (Radu Jude)

International Critics' Week:-

- Nespresso Grand Prize: THE TRIBE (Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy)
- France 4 Visionary Award: THE TRIBE (Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy)
- SACD Award: HOPE (Boris Lojkine)
- Sony CineAlta Discovery Award for Short Film: YOUNG LIONS OF GYPSY (Jonas Carpignano)
- Canal+ Award: CROCODILE (Gäelle Denis)
- Gan Foundation Support for Distribution Award: THE TRIBE (Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy)

INDEPENDENT AWARDS

FIPRESCI Prize:-

- In Competition: WINTER SLEEP (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
- Un Certain Regard: JAUJA (Lisandro Alonso)
- Parallel Sections: LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT (Thomas Cailley)

Ecumenical Jury:-

- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: TIMBUKTU (Abderrahmane Sissako)
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: (Special Mentions)
THE SALT OF THE EARTH (Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado)
BEAUTIFUL YOUTH (Jaime Rosales)

- Queer Palm Award: PRIDE (Matthew Warchus)

- Palm Dog Award: Entire Canine Cast (WHITE GOD)

- François Chalais Prize: TIMBUKTU (Abderrahmane Sissako)