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Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’ Wins Palme D’Or at 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Wins Palme D'Or at 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Michael Haneke has won his second Palme d’Or in just four years, as his new film “Amour” led the winners of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

The film, which stars Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, focuses on an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who are retired music teachers. When Anne suffers a stroke that paralyzes her on one side of the body, they are forced to struggle through her painful decline.

Other major winners included Cristian Mungiu’s “Beyond The Hills,” which took prizes for best screenplay and best actress (for both Cosmina Stratan and Christina Flutor), and Matteo Garrone’s “Reality,” which won the Grand Prix (or runner-up for the Palme).

Shut out was Leos Carax’s “Holy Motors,” which was one of the most polarizing films of the festival.

The Full List of the 2012 Festival de Cannes Winners:

Palme d’Or:

Grand Prix:

Prix de la Mise en Scene (best director):
Carlos Reygadas, “Post Tenebras Lux”

Prix du Scenario (best screenplay):
“Beyond The Hills”

Camera d’Or (best first feature):
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Prix du Jury (jury prize):
“The Angel’s Share”

Prix d’interpretation feminine (best actress):
Cosmina Stratan and Christina Flutor, “Beyond The Hills”

Prix d’interpretation masculine (best actor):
Mads Mikkelsen, “The Hunt”

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jean vigo

Carax completely shut out? Wow…..


it's over. Amour takes Cannes. fitting.


how do you know, Please reply.

Tom Brueggemann

Camera d'or (best first film in any section) – The Beasts of the Southern Wild
Short film – Silence (Turkey)

Eoin Daly

Here is a live stream of the ceremony starting sunday 18:15 GMT 10:15 PT


When exactly is it announced? Does anyone know a link for live streaming?


Aren't you a day early?

Shaun Heenan

Yeah, when do these get announced? Are we minutes away, or hours?

Tiago Ramos

Only tomorrow, right?

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