Laurent Cantet’s Entre les murs (The Class) rode a wave of late festival critical acclaim, to win the coveted Palme d’Or tonight in Cannes. The film is still without U.S. distribution, but you can probably expect that to change over the next few weeks. Here’s a trailer for the reportedly dialogue-heavy film, without English subtitles:
indieWIRE has the complete list of winners from Cannes. Of note: Benicio del Toro won the Best Actor prize for his titular role in Che. However, as many noted, it’s hard to say how his performance will be altered if director Steven Soderbergh does trim major chunks from the 250-minute biopic.