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  • Feature Film Jury Press Conference

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 25.05.2009 at 12:42 AM

    Feature Film Jury Press Conference
    For the sixth time in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, the Jury explained their award choices to the press. Attending were Jury President Asia Argento, Shu Qi, Sharmila Tagore, Robin Wright Penn, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, James Gray, Hanif Kureishi and Lee Chang-dong. Highlights follow. Isabelle Huppert on the awards: It meant...
  • ALL THE AWARDS

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 23.03.2010 at 10:45 AM

    The official Jury of this 62nd Festival de Cannes, presided by Isabelle Huppert, revealed the Prize winners during the Closing Ceremonies on the evening of May 24th. IN COMPETTION - FEATURE FILMS Palme d'Or DAS WEISSE BAND (The White Ribbon) directed by Michael HANEKE Grand Prix UN PROPHÈTE (A Prophet) directed by Jacques...
  • Palme d’Or: "The White Ribbon" by Michael Haneke

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 22.03.2010 at 12:11 PM

    Palme d’Or: 'The White Ribbon' by Michael Haneke
    The Palme d'Or was awarded to Michael Haneke for The White Ribbon.   Michael Haneke accepted the distinction from the hands of Isabelle Huppert with these words: "Thank you very much. Sometimes my wife asks me a very feminine question: that is, am I happy. Well, let me say that at this moment in time, I am very happy. Much thanks...
  • Grand Prix: "A Prophet" by Jacques Audiard

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 15.06.2009 at 1:31 PM

    Grand Prix: 'A Prophet' by Jacques Audiard
    The Grand Prix was awarded to Jacques Audiard for A Prophet.   Presented with the trophy by Willem Dafoe, Grand Prize winner Jacques Audiard expressed his emotion: "I feel like an imposture all of a sudden. Thank you Madam President, members of the Jury. I must thank many, like Alain Resnais, we are well surrounded by many...
  • Best Screenplay: Lou Ye for "Spring Fever "

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 26.05.2009 at 3:16 PM

    Best Screenplay: Lou Ye for 'Spring Fever '
    The Best Screenplay Prize was awarded to Lou Ye for Spring Fever.   The Best Screenplay was bestowed by Anna Mouglalis on Lou Ye, who had the following words to say, "I would like my film cast and crew to join me on stage and to especially thank my screenplay writer, Mei Feng. I hope this will help facilitate Chinese...
  • Best Director: Brillante Mendoza for "Kinatay"

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 26.05.2009 at 3:16 PM

    Best Director: Brillante Mendoza for 'Kinatay'
    The Best Director Prize was awarded to Brillante Mendoza for Kinatay and presented by Terry Gilliam: "First of all I would like to thank the selection committee, who are responsible for bringing my films here for the past three years. And now with an award for Best Director, I would like to thank the Jury. And of course...
  • Lifetime Achievement Award : Alain Resnais, directof of "Wild Grass"

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 15.06.2009 at 4:08 PM

    Lifetime Achievement Award : Alain Resnais, directof of 'Wild Grass'
    A special Lifetime Achievement Award for his work and his exceptional contribution to the history of cinema was bestowed by Isabelle Huppert upon Alain Resnais, who made the following remarks: "I must point out my surprise, emotion, and gratitude towards the Jury and Festival for this unexpected Lifetime Achievement Award. A...
  • Best Actor to Christoph Waltz for his role in "Inglourious Basterds"

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 26.05.2009 at 3:17 PM

    Best  Actor to Christoph Waltz for his role in 'Inglourious Basterds'
    The award for Best Actor went to Christoph Waltz for his role in Inglourious Basterds.   After receiving the award from Zhang Ziyi, Christoph Waltz expressed his gratitude: "Madame President of the Jury and dear members, please let me thank you for this altogether extraordinary honor, and this moment, unlike any other, in...
  • Best Actress to Charlotte Gainsbourg for her role in "Antichrist"

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 26.05.2009 at 3:18 PM

    Best  Actress to Charlotte Gainsbourg for her role in 'Antichrist'
    The award for Best Actress went to Charlotte Gainsbourg for her role in Antichrist.   Prize awarded by Paolo Sorrentino, President of the Un Certain Regard Jury, and Stefano Accorsi.   At the Awards Ceremony, Charlotte Gainsbourg accepted the prize with these words: "Above all, I want to thank the President and...
  • Jury Prize: "Thirst" and "Fish Tank"

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 26.05.2009 at 3:19 PM

    Jury Prize: 'Thirst' and 'Fish Tank'
    The Jury Prize was awarded to two films:   - Fish Tank by Andrea Arnold   - Thirst by Park Chan-Wook   The Jury Prize ended in a tie, and was bestowed by Laura Morante upon: Fish Tank by Andrea Arnold, who said, "Thank you to the Festival for showing my film in the first place. It’s a great honor to...
  • Palme d'Or, Best Short Film: "Arena" by João Salaviza

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 26.05.2009 at 3:20 PM

    Palme d'Or, Best Short Film: 'Arena' by João Salaviza
    The Palme d'Or for the Best Short Film was awarded to Arena by João Salaviza.   A Special Mention went to The Six Dollar Fifty Man by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland. John Boorman, President of the Short Film Jury and the Cinefondation, and Kerry Washington opened the award giving at the closing ceremony...
  • Camera d'Or: "Samson and Delilah" by Warwick Thornton

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 26.05.2009 at 3:20 PM

    Camera d'Or:  'Samson and Delilah' by Warwick Thornton
    The Camera d'Or for Best Debut Feature was awarded to Warwick Thornton for Samson and Delilah.   A Special Mention went to Ajami by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani, presented in the Directors' Fortnight.   The Camera d’Or Prize was bestowed by Jury President Roschdy Zem upon Director Warwick Thornton who exclaimed,...
  • Press Conference: "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky"

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 24.05.2009 at 7:21 PM

    Press Conference: 'Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky'
    For the feature Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, director Jan Kounen took the microphone to answer questions from the press. He was flanked by actors Anna Mouglalis, Elena Morozova, and Mads Mikkelsen, writer Chris Greenhalgh, and producers Claudie Ossard et Chris Bolzli. Highlights follow. Jan Kounen on his interest in the project:...
  • "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky": Closing Film of this 62nd Edition

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 24.05.2009 at 11:33 PM

    'Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky': Closing Film of this 62nd Edition
    The 62nd Cannes Festival draws to a close today with the Out-of-Competition presentation of Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky by Jan Kounen. Four years after unveiling his documentary Darshan – The Embrace on the Croisette, the French director reintroduces us to two creative spirits emblematic of the 20th century: fashion...
  • The Feature Film Jury

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 24.05.2009 at 12:29 PM

    The Feature Film Jury
    The Feature Film Jury gathered today for the traditional press conference at the onset of the Festival. The President Isabelle Huppert and jury members Asia Argento, Shu Qi, Sharmila Tagore, Robin Wright Penn, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, James Gray, Hanif Kureishi and Lee Changdong talked about their impressions and motivations in accepting...
  • Actors in Cannes

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 24.05.2009 at 12:14 PM

    Actors in Cannes
    Actors in Cannes today: Lionel Abelanski, Isabelle Adjani, Anne Alvaro, Fanny Ardant, Sabine Azéma, Edouard Baer, Jean-Marc Barr, Dedina Bernardelli, Sandrine Bonnaire, Elodie Bouchez, Nathaniel Brown, Amira Casar, François Cluzet, Grégoire Colin, Ran Danker, Paz De La Huerta, Sophie Duez, Timothy Eigenmann, Hélène de...
  • Spotlight on the Caméra d'Or

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 24.05.2009 at 9:01 PM

    Spotlight on the Caméra d'Or
    Every year, the Cannes Festival awards its Caméra d'Or prize to the director of the best debut feature. The winner will be announced at the Festival Closing Ceremonies, Sunday, May 24, by a Jury chaired by French actor and director Roschdy Zem. His fellow jurors are cinematographer Diane Baratier, filmmaker Sandrine Ray, critic...
  • Homage to Michelle Yeoh

    the 24.05.2009 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 24.05.2009 at 1:46 PM

    Homage to Michelle Yeoh
    At a gala dinner last night, the Cannes Festival formally honored Hong Kong actress Michelle Yeoh. A member of the Feature Jury in 2002, Michelle Yeoh has also given outstanding red-carpet appearances as the ambassadress of L’Oréal, the famed cosmetics house. 2009 marks L'Oréal's centennial, as well as 12 years of...

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