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May 24, 2010

Cannes Film Festival 2010: Ecumenical Jury Prize Winner

The Ecumenical Jury Prize Winner at the Cannes Film Festival for 2010 was Des hommes et des Dieux / Of Gods and Men. Of Gods and Men is directed by Xavier Beauvois and stars Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, and Philippe Laudenbach. Of Gods and Men‘s plot synopsis: The recounting of the events that led to the horrific massacre of a group of Trappist monks by fundamentalists in civil war-torn Algeria in the mid-’90s.

Ecumenical Special Mentions went to Mike Leigh’s Another Year, starring Jim BroadBent and Ruth Sheen as an aging couple, and Lee Chang-dong’s Poetry, in which an older woman starts to see life differently after she begins taking a poetry class.

Source: AltFilmGuide