Three years after winning the Palme d’Or for The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke has repeated as winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize for his newest film Amour.
More winners after the break.
Deadline Hollywood has a full analysis of the winners, but the summary is as follows:
Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungui’s latest Beyond the Hills took the Screenplay prize as well as a tie for Best Actress between its two leads Cosmina Stratan and Christina Flutor. Mungui took the top prize five years ago for his 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.
Mads Mikklesen, recently announced as a new villain for Thor 2, took the Best Actor prize for The Hunt.
Best Director went to Carlos Reygadas for his film Post Tenebras Lux, and Ken Loach won the Jury Prize for his latest The Angels Share.
Last year, the only American film in competition, Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life took the top prize. This year there were a record five American films in competition, all of which went home empty-handed. The films included David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, Walter Salles’ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and Precious director Lee Daniels’ latest The Paperboy.
Full breakdown & analysis can be found at [Deadline].