Sunday, May 22, 2011

64th Cannes Film Festival (2011) Award Winners

It's been a fun couple of weeks but now its all over.  Congratulations to this year's award winners from the 2011 Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes).

Official Competition
  Competition Jury Members: Martina Gusman, Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Johnnie To, Linn Ullmann, Olivier Assayas, Mahamet-Saleh Haroun, Jude Law, Nansun Shi
Palme d'Or
  • The Tree of Life - Terrence Malick
Grand Prix (tie)
  • The Kid With a Bike - Le Gamin au Vélo - Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne
    Belgium, France, Italy
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia - Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da - Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Grad Prix Winners: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Prix du Jury - Jury Prize
  • Polisse - Maïwenn
Jury Prize Winner: Maiwenn Le Besco
 Palme d'Or du court metrage - Best Short Film
  • Cross - Cross-Country - Maryna Vroda
  • France, Ukraine
Short Film Palme d'Or Winner: Maryna Vroda
 Prix de la mise en scene - Best Director
  • Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive
Best Director Winner: Nicolas Winding Refn
 Prix d'interpretation masculine - Best Actor
  • Jean Dujardin in The Artist directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Best Actor Winner: Jean Dujardin
Prix d'interpretation feminine - Best Actress
  • Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia directed by Lars Von Trier
    Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy
Best Actress Winner: Kirsten Dunst
 Prix du scenario - Best Screenplay
  • Footnote - Hearat Shulayim - Joseph Cedar
Camera d'Or - Best First Film
  • Las Acacias - Pablo Giorgelli
  • Argentina, Spain
  • Le Havre - Aki Kaurismäki
    Finland, France, Germany
Ecumenical Jury Award
  • This Must Be The Place - Paolo Sorrentino
    Italy, France, Ireland
Ecumenical Jury Special Mention
  • Le Havre - Aki Kaurismäki
    Finland, France, Germany

Un Certain Regard 
Un Certain Regard jury and prize winners
Un Certain Regard Prize (Tied):
  • Halt Auf Freier Strecke - Stopped on Track - Andreas Dresen
  • Arirang - Kim ki-duk
    South Korea
Jury Prize:
  • Elena - Andrei Zvyagintsev
Best Director:
  • Mohammad Rasoulof for Bé Omid é Didar -  Good Bye
  • L'Exercice de l'Etat - The Minister - Pierre Schoelle
Ecumenical Jury Special Mention
  • Wo Hallah La Wen? - Where Do We Go Now? - Nadine Labaki
    Lebanon, France
Un Certain Regard Jury: Emir Kusturica, Elodie Bouchez, Daniela Michel, Peter Bradshaw, Geoffrey Gilmore

Cinefondation Jury: Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Jessica Hausner, Michel Gondry, Julie Gayet, Corneliu Porumboiu
First Prize:
  • Der Brief - The Letter - Doroteya Droumeva
Second Prize:
  • Drari - Kamal Lazraq
Third Prize:
  • Ya-Gan-Bi-Hang - Fly By Night - Son Tae-gyum
    South Korea

Director's Fortnight / Quinzaine des Realisateurs

Label Europa Cinemas:  
  • Atmen / Breathing - Karl Markovics, Austria
Art Cinema Award:
  • Les Géants - Bouli Lanners, Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Prix SACD:
  • Les Géants - Bouli Lanners, Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Séance "Coup de coeur":
  • Play - Ruben Östlund, Sweden, France, Denmark

Critic's Week / Semaine de la Critique

Feature Films

Grand Prize:
  • Take Shelter - Jeff Nichols, USA
Special Mention:
  • Snowtown - Justin Kurzel, Australia
SACD Prize:
  • Take Shelter - Jeff Nichols, USA
ACID/CCAS Support:
  • Las Acacias - Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina, Spain
OFAJ Young Critic Award:
  • Las Acacias - Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina, Spain
  • Take Shelter - Jeff Nichols, USA
Short Films 

Best Short:
  • Blue - Stephan Kang, New Zealand
Discovery Award:  
  • Dimanches - Valérie Rosier, Belgium
Special Mention:  
  • Alexis Ivanovitch vous êtes mon héros - Guillaume Gouix, France
64th Cannes Film Festival Mistress of Ceremony, Mélanie Laurent


Adalmin said...

 Ooo, so pumped for Tree of Life!

Jack L said...

Is that Maiwenn as in Maiwenn the ex-wife of Luc Besson ?
I didn't know she directed...

Interestign that Refn got Best Director, I've never been a big fan of his, I liked Bronson quite a lot but Valhalla Rising nearly bored me to death. I'll probably check out this new film of his though.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Yeah that's her, Maiwenn Le Besco.

I saw a clip of Refn's film and it does look pretty intense, but I am surprised that he won.  I was hoping for Aki.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Yeah with all the buzz about her performance I'm surprised Tilda didn't win Best Actress.

The CST Prix Vulcain went to José Luis Alcaine, Lighting Technician, on Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In

Chris said...

Looking forward to Tree of Life and Melancholia !

The Norwegian indie "Oslo, 31. august" also sounds promising, not sure if it was nominated at Cannes or not, Joachim Trier's first film "Reprise" is worth a look.

Tim B. said...

I don't really seem to care about the film festival, but they usually do highlight some good films to see eventually.

thevoid99 said...

TERRY MALICK!!!!  TERRY MALICK!!!!!!  TERRY MALICK!!!!!!!!  Oh man, I'm happy he won!!!!  I'm still a bit miffed that "We Need to Talk About Kevin" didn't get anything.  Hey, who got the Technical Prize?

G said...

 great post!

Maletero37 said...

I love foreign films!  I'll have to check out some of these titles that I've never heard of!  Thanks!

Bonjour Tristesse said...

 It opens June 17 in my city.  I can't wait.

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