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.
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.
- 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.
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.”