The Tree of Life, Drive, and the other winners of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival have been announced. The 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival (le Festival de Cannes), ”founded in 1946, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious film festivals. The private festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France…at the Festival de Cannes in France, the jury presided by Robert De Niro presented their awards in a ceremony at the Palais. Robert De Niro received a standing ovation from the attendees.” The jury for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival consisted of aforementioned “president Robert De Niro (USA), Martina Gusman (Argentina), Nansun Shi (China), Uma Thurman (USA), Linn Ullmann (Norway), Olivier Assayas (France), Jude Law (UK), Mahamat Saleh Haround (Chad) and Johnnie To (China/Hong-Kong).” The full listing of the winners of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival is below.
Palme d’OrThe Tree of Life, by Terrence Malick
Grand Prix Ex-aequo
Le Gamin au Vélo (The Kid With a Bike) by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia)by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Prix de la Mise en Scene (Best Director)
Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive
Prix du Scenario (Best Screenplay)
Joseph Cedar for Hearat Shulayim (Footnote)
Camera d’Or (Best First Feature)
Las Acacias by Pablo Gorgelli
Prix du Jury (Jury Prize)
Polisse by Maiwenn
Prix d’interpretation feminine (Best Actress)
Kirsten Dunst for Melancholia
Prix d’interpretation masculine (Best Actor)
Jean Dujarin, The Artist
Vulcain Prize for an artist technician, awarded by the C.S.T.
La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), cinematography by José Luis Alcaine
Special Distinction by the C.S.T.
We Need to Talk About Kevin, Sound Design by Paul Davies, Editing by Joe Bini
Palme d’Or (short film)Cross, Maryna Vroda (France)
Jury Prize (short film)
Badpakje 46 (Swimuit 46), Wannes Destoop