Nuri Bilge Ceylan‘s Winter Sleep has won the Palme d’or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The jury—Jane Campion (president), Gael García Bernal, Carole Bouquet, Sofia Coppola, Willem Dafoe, Leila Hatami, Do-Yeon Jeon, Jia Zhangke and Nicolas Winding Refn—has also presented the following awards:
The Grand Prix goes to Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders.
Best Director goes to Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher.
Surely the shock of the evening, the Prix du Jury goes to both Xavier Dolan’s Mommy and to Jean-Luc Godard‘s Goodbye to Language.
Best Screenplay goes to Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin for Leviathan.
Best Actor: Timothy Spall for his performance in Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner.
Best Actress: Julianne Moore for hers in David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars.
Nicole Garcia and the rest of the Camera d’or jury have named Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis’s Party Girl the best debut feature of the festival.
The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abbas Kiarostami and including Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas and Joachim Trier, has awarded the 2014 Cinéfondation Prizes:
- First Prize: Annie Silverstein’s Skunk.
- Second Prize: Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy!
- Joint Third Prize: Daisy Jacobs’s The Bigger Picture and Fulvio Risuleo’s Lievito Madre.
Best Short Film goes to Simón Mesa Soto’s Leidi. Two special mentions: Clément Trehin-Lalanne’s Aïssa and Hallvar Witzo’s Yes We Love.
The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) has given its prizes to Winter Sleep and, for best film in Un Certain Regard, Lisandro Alonso‘s Jauja. And the best film in the parallel sections? Thomas Cailley’s Love at First Fight, which has also taken three Directors’ Fortnight awards.
Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu has won the Ecumenical Jury Award and the Prix François Chalais. The Ecumenical Jury has also recognized two films from Un Certain Regard: Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s The Salt of the Earth and Jaime Rosales’s Beautiful Youth.
Matthew Warchus’s Pride, which “chronicles the reluctant romance between the workers and families involved in the bitter 1984 miners’ strike and a group of London gay and lesbian activists who were among their biggest fundraisers” (David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter), has won the Queer Palm. The Guardian‘s Peter Bradshaw calls it “warm and witty, with terrific performances; Stephen Beresford’s script is fast and funny and there’s a rousing musical score from Chris Nightingale.”
Luke and Body, two real-life brothers who share the role of Hagen in Kornél Mundruczó’s Un Certain Regard award-winning White God, have won the Palm Dog.
On Thursday, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s feature debut The Tribe cleaned up at the Critics’ Week awards.
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