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May 27, 2012 9:36 AM
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Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Wins Palme D'Or at 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Michael Haneke's "Amour (Love)."
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:
"Amour"

Grand Prix:
"Reality"

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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9 Comments

  • jean vigo | May 27, 2012 3:35 PMReply

    Carax completely shut out? Wow.....

  • hmm | May 27, 2012 1:54 PMReply

    it's over. Amour takes Cannes. fitting.

  • prakshid | May 27, 2012 1:32 PMReply

    Eoin
    how do you know, Please reply.

  • Tom Brueggemann | May 27, 2012 1:29 PMReply

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

  • Eoin Daly | May 26, 2012 2:31 PMReply

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmQ8-VZhDzk

  • shashwat | May 26, 2012 1:22 PMReply

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

  • Rob | May 26, 2012 12:53 PMReply

    Aren't you a day early?

  • Shaun Heenan | May 26, 2012 11:09 AMReply

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

  • Tiago Ramos | May 26, 2012 11:06 AMReply

    Only tomorrow, right?