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Cannes Film Festival: “Uncle Boonmee” Wins Palme d’Or; Mathieu Amalric Takes Best Director

Cannes Film Festival: "Uncle Boonmee" Wins Palme d'Or; Mathieu Amalric Takes Best Director

Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” won the coveted Palme d’Or capping the 63rd Festival de Cannes. Mathieu Amalric won Best Director for “Tournée” and Xavier Beauvois took the Grand Prix for “Of God and Men.” “The Tree” by Julie Bertuccelli will close the festival tonight. The full list of winners follows with links to individual film pages.

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The Full List of Winners
Palme d’Or:
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Grand Prix (runner-up):
Des Hommes Et Des Dieux (Of God and Men), directed by Xavier Beauvois

Prix de la Mise en Scene (best director):
Mathieu Amalric for “Tournée” (On Tour)

Prix du Scenario (best screenplay):
Poetry by Lee Chang-dong

Camera d’Or (best first feature):
Año Bisiesto directed by Michael Rowe

Prix du Jury (jury prize):
A Screaming Man directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Prix d’interpretation feminine (best actress):
Juliette Binoche for “Certified Copy” (directed by Abbas Kiarostami)

Prix d’interpretation masculine (best actor – a Tie):
Javier Bardem for “Biutiful” (directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Elio Germano for “La Nostra Vita” (directed by Daniele Luchetti)

Palme d’Or (short film):
Chienne d’Histoire directed by Serge Avedikian

Also winning awards at the Festival de Cannes:

Prize of Un Certain Regard: Ha Ha Ha, directed by Hong Sangsoo
Jury Prize: Octubre, directed by Daniel Vega & Diego Vega
Special Prize: The three actresses — Adela Sanzhez, Eva Bianco, and Victoria Rapos — from Ivan Fund & Santiago Losa’s Los Labios (The Lips)

Art Cinema Award: Pieds nus sur les limaces, directed by Fabienne Berthaud (France)
Prix SACD/SACD Prize: Illégal, directed Olivier Masset-Depasse (Belgium – Luxembourg – France).
Label Europa Cinemas: Le Quattro Volte, directed by Michelangelo Frammartino (Italy)
PRIX SFR: “Cautare,” directed Ionut Piturescu (Romania) and “Mary Last Seen,” directed by Sean Durkin (USA)
Palm Dog Award: Vuk, the goatherd’s dog in Le Quattro Volte, directed by by Michelangelo Frammartino

Grand Prix Semaine de la Critique: Armadillo, directed by Janus Metz
SACD Prize: Bi, dung so! (Bi, Don’t Be Afraid!), directed by Phan Dang Di
ACID/CCAS Support: Bi, dung so!, directed by Phan Dang Di
OFAJ (Very) Young Critic Award: Sound of Noise, directed by Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjaerne Nilsson
Canal+ Award for Best Short Film: “Berik,” directed by Daniel Joseph Borgman
Kodak Discovery Award for Best Short Film: “Deeper Than Yesterday,” directed by Ariel Kleiman

Cannes Competition: Tournée” (On Tour) directed by Mathieu Amalric
Un Certain Regard: Pal Adrienn, directed by Agnes Kocsis
Director’s Fortnight/Critics’ Week: Todos vos sodes capitans, directed by Olivier Laxe

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