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Cannes 2009: All the Awards

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 AUDIARD Lifetime achievement award for his work and his exce...

Palme d’Or: "The White Ribbon" by Michael Haneke

 The Palme d'Or was awarded to Michael Haneke for "The White Ribbon" ...

Grand Prize: "A Prophet" by Jacques Audiard

 The Grand Prize was awarded to Jacques Audiard for "A Prophet" ...

Best Actress to Charlotte Gainsbourg for her role in "Antichrist"

 The award for Best Actress went to Charlotte Gainsbourg for her role in "Antichrist" ...

Best Director: Brillante Mendoza for "Kinatay"

 The Best Director Prize was awarded to Brillante Mendoza for "Kinatay" ...

Jury Prize: "Thirst" and "Fish Tank"

 The Jury Prize was awarded to two films: - Fish Tank by Andrea Arnold - Thirst by Park Chan-Wook  ...

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. ...

Camera d'Or: "Samson et 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. ...

First Awards Announced

The official Cannes Festival awards are always preceded by the announcement of prizes for the films which screened in two other Cannes selections. - At Directors Fortnight (La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs), the Art Cinema Award, judged by a jury of independent art-house operators; the SACD Prize, which is awarded by the French authors-rights management society and for which only French-language features are eligible, and the 7th "Regards Jeunes," given to a director for his or her fi...

In competition: "Face" by Tsai Ming-Liang

About the film: Winding up the Competition, the Cannes Film Festival welcomes a Taiwanese filmmaker, Tsai Ming-Liang, with the presentation of his latest film, Face, starring three French actors: Fanny Ardant – whose directorial debut film Ashes and Blood is up for a Caméra d’Or, Laetitia Casta and Jean-Pierre Léaud. This film project developed at the bidding of the Louvre museum, which incited Tsai Ming-Liang to set the mythical story of Salome to film, including ...

In Competition: "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo" by Isabel Coixet

About the film: The Competition feature Map of the Sounds of Tokyo by Spanish director Isabel Coixet tells a story of love and vengeance in the Japanese megacity. Coixet recalls the genesis of her film: "Films, like tunes or poems, spring from strange encounters, from odd associations that can be completely incongruent but full of magic. In the case of Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, I “saw” the story (I don’t want to sound like some kind of visionary, but this i...

The Short Films in Competition

The Short Films in Competition will begin screening today. The international Short Film Jury is presided by British director John Boorman; the panel is made up of actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi and directors Ferid Boughedir and Bertrand Bonello. At tomorrow night's Closing Ceremonies, they will announce the winner of the Short Film Palme d'Or. Nine films are in the running: Missing by Jochem de Vries (Netherlands), Arena by João Salaviza (Portugal),...

Programme for Saturday May 23th

COMPETITION - Grand Théâtre Lumière 08:30am and 7:00pm: VISAGE (Face) by Tsai Ming-liang – 2h18 12:00 noon and 10:30 pm: MAP OF THE SOUNDS OF TOKYO d’Isabel Coixet – 1h49 UN CERTAIN REGARD - Salle Debussy 20h00 – CLOSING Prizes and screening of awarded films COURTS-METRAGES – Salle Debussy 11:00am: MISSEN (Missing) by Jochem De Vries – 12’ ARENA by João Salaviza – 15’ KLUSUMS (Silence) by Laila Pakalnina – 14’ RUMBO A PEOR (Worstw...

The Cinefondation Bestows its Awards

The awards for the best films presented on the Cinefondation program are in! The Jury was presided by UK director John Boorman and members French director Bertrand Bonello, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, Tunisian director Ferid Boughedir and Portuguese actor Leonor Silveira handed out their prizes this afternoon in the Buñuel theatre to: First Prize : BÁBA by Zuzana Kirchnerová-Špidlová FAMU, Czech Republic Second Prize: GOODBYE by Song Fang Beijing Film...

In Competition: "Enter the Void" by Gaspar Noé

About the film: Seven years after the Official In-Competition Selection of Irreversible, which had a huge impact on the audience, Gaspar Noé is back in Cannes with a "psychedelic melodrama" entitled Enter the Void. In this film, Noé follows the close bond between Oscar and Linda, a brother and sister who have moved to Tokyo together. One night, in a police raid on a nightclub, Oscar is wounded by gunfire. As his life slowly ebbs away, he is haunted by cha...

In competition: "The Time That Remains" by Elia Suleiman

About the film: With the Competition feature The Time That Remains, Elia Suleiman is back on the Croisette two years after participating in the Out-of-Competition collective film, To Each his Own Cinema. This time the Palestinian director, who was on the Jury in 2006 and who received the Jury Prize for  Divine Intervention in 2002, brings to audiences a sort of autobiography in four chapters revolving around his family, from 1948 until recent times. Mixing his own memo...

Un Certain Regard: "The Silent Army" by Jean van de Velde

Dutch director Jean van de Velde marvels at how his life has changed since April 2007, when he began work on The Silent Army. It has become an emotion-filled adventure, both personal and professional. The feature is van de Velde's first ticket to compete in the Official Selection in Cannes. And it is inspired by his own memories of a childhood in the former Belgian Congo. A white restaurant owner in Africa, Eduard Zuiderwijk has been struggling to raise his child al...

Un Certain Regard: "To Die like a Man" by João Pedro Rodrigues

To Die Like a Man by João Pedro Rodrigues, today's Certain Regard offering, finds Tonia, a veteran Lisbon drag queen, at a turning point. She's aging, and her star status is threatened by a new generation of performers, who think she should retire; a son she abandoned is trying to get in touch with her, and her young boyfriend Rosário wishes she would finally undergo a real sex-change operation. Every decision she makes will be crucial. "To Die Like a Man is ...

WINE and SHINE - Launch of FestivalExpress

user and Cineuropa invite all festival organizers present at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival to join them Thursday May 21st from 5:30-7:00pm  for a wine-tasting cocktail party.       The event will be hosted at the Village International, Espace Pantiero on the joint booth of: - Film France, - Ile de France Film Commission  - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Film Commission   Our team at and is excited to launch our new free submissions tool, Festiv...

Programme: Friday May 22th

COMPETITION  - Grand Théâtre Lumière 11:30 am et 10:30 pm : THE TIME THAT REMAINS by Elia Suleiman – 1h49 2:30 pm : ENTER THE VOID by Gaspar Noé – 2h30 UN CERTAIN REGARD - Salle Debussy 11:00 am  et 5:00 pm: THE SILENT ARMY by Jean Van de Velde – 1h32 2:00 pm et 10:00 pm : MORRER COMO UM HOMEN (To die like a man) by João Pedro Rodrigues – 2h13 SPECIAL SCREENING 5:15 pm : PETITION by Zhao Liang – 2h04 (Salle du Soixantième) 8:30 pm: PORTRAIT DE GROUP...

Producers Network from May 14 – 20

The 6th edition of the Producers Network’s seven-day program has just come to a close. “We registered, like previous years, about 600 producers from around the world,” announced Julie Bergeron, head of the Network. Held in the Palais’s Ambassadeur Salon, the Network “welcomed about 200 people every morning at the breakfast meetings - 16 different tables including special guests and a moderator at each,” continued Bergeron.“This year we had a different ...

In competition: "In The Beginning" by Xavier Giannoli

About the film: The third French film in the running for the Palme d’Or, In the Beginning, is the occastion for Xavier Giannoli to return to Cannes, three years after the in-Competition screening of The Singer and eleven years after his 15-minute L’Interview was awarded the Short Film Palme d'Or. Giannoli's latest feature is a drama set in Northern France, and it is based on a real-life event. A small-time swindler defrauds an entire region into thinking he is a sta...

In competition: "The White Ribbon" by Michael Haneke

About the film: For the fifth time in his career, Austrian director Michael Haneke is presenting a Competition feature at the Cannes Festival. The White Ribbon is set in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany on the eve of World War I. In these austere surroundings, a series of strange accidents is noticed. They gradually take on the character of a ritual punishment. Who is behind it all? "The story of the children and teenagers in a choir run by the vil...

Un Certain Regard: "The Wind Journeys" by Ciro Guerra

Screening in Un Certain Regard, Wind Journeys is the second feature-length film by Ciro Guerra. Born in Rio de Oro in 1981, he studied cinematography at the National University of Colombia. At the age of 20, after having directed multi-award-winning shorts, he wrote, produced, and directed his first feature, The Wandering Shadows, acclaimed at festivals all over the world. "This is the story of a journey," Guerra begins. "A journey towards the beginni...


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