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Cannes 2011 picks its cherries

Cannes closed its doors late last night, except to those with invites to the closing bash and parties, passing out the gongs from its main competition. The Palme d’Or went to Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life.

Malik was not present for the cermony, a theme which was continued for other awards. Lars von Trier was absent following his ban the festival, but his Melancholia picked up a Best Actress prize for Kirsten Dunst.

Iranian Director Mohammad RASOULOF won the Un Certain Regard directing prize for Bé Omid é Didar (Goodbye). Despite being given permission to travel to France for the festival by the Iranian government, he was prevented from leaving Iran by what his lawyer described as Kafka-esque bureaucracy. Ironically, the film tells the story of a lawyer trying to get a visa to leave Iran.

Also in Un Certain Regard, former SPADA Conference speaker Andreas Dresen picked up a prize for Halt Auf Freier Strecke (Stopped on Track).

The New Zealand winner, Stephen Kang (Best Short Film in Critic’s Week for Blue) was announced earlier in the week.

All the winners were …

The Main Competition
Feature films
Palme d’Or
THE TREE OF LIFE, Terrence MALICK

Grand Prix Ex-aequo
BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU’DA (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA), Nuri Bilge CEYLAN
LE GAMIN AU VÉLO (THE KID WITH A BIKE), Jean-Pierre et Luc DARDENNE

Award for Best Director
Nicolas WINDING REFN, DRIVE

Award for Best Screenplay
Joseph CEDAR, HEARAT SHULAYIM (Footnote)

Award for Best Actress
Kirsten DUNST, MELANCHOLIA (directed by Lars VON TRIER)

Award for Best Actor
Jean DUJARDIN, THE ARTIST (directed by Michel HAZANAVICIUS)

Jury Prize
POLISSE (POLISS), MAÏWENN

Short Films
Palme d’Or – Short Film
CROSS (CROSS – COUNTRY), Maryna VRODA

Jury Prize – Short Film
BADPAKJE 46 (SWIMSUIT 46), Wannes DESTOOP

Un Certain Regard
Best Film
ARIRANG, KIM Ki-Duk

HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE (STOPPED ON TRACK), Andreas DRESEN

Special Jury Prize
ELENA, Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV

Directing Prize
BÉ OMID É DIDAR (Goodbye), Mohammad RASOULOF

Cinéfondation
1st Prize
DER BRIEF (THE LETTER), Doroteya DROUMEVA

2nd Prize
DRARI, Kamal LAZRAQ

3rd Prize
YA-GAN-BI-HANG (FLY BY NIGHT), SON Tae-gyum

Caméra d’or
LAS ACACIAS, Pablo GIORGELLI

Semaine de la Critique (Critic’s Week)

Feature Films
Grand Prix Nespresso de la Semaine de la Critique
Take Shelter, Jeff Nichols

Mention spéciale du Président 
Snowtown, Justin Kurzel

Prix SACD
Take Shelter, Jeff Nichols

Soutien ACID/CCAS
Las Acacias, Pablo Giorgelli

Prix OFAJ de la (Toute) jeune Critique
Las Acacias, Pablo Giorgelli

Short Film
Grand Prix Canal+ du court métrage
Blue, Stephan Kang

Prix Découverte Kodak du court métrage
Dimanches (Sunday), Valérie Rosier

Special Mention
Alexis Ivanovitch vous êtes mon héros, Guillaume Gouix

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors Fortnight)
Label Europa Cinemas
Atmen (Breathing), Karl Markovics

Art Cinema Award
Les Géants (The Giants), Bouli Lanners

Prix SACD
Les Géants (The Giants), Bouli Lanners

Séance “Coup de coeur”
Play, Ruben Östlund

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