Monday, May 24, 2010
The Cannes Film Festival wraped up yesterday... with Thailand's, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul winning the Palme d'Or -
The Grand Prix second place prize went to Of God and Men, directed by Xavier Beauvois.
Proving hat the jury was not unanimous in support of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Biutiful (comme tout le monde), the best actor prize was shared by Biutiful's Javier Bardem and Elio Germano for La Nostra Vita. Mike Leigh's well-reviewed Another Year was shut out of the awards, as best actress went to Juliette Binoche for Abbas Kiarostami's Certified Copy, rather than Lesley Manville. Best director was a surprise: French actor-turned-director Mathieu Amalric for Tournée (The Tour) Best screenplay went to another well-reviewed film,Chang-dong Lee's Shi (Poetry)
The general consensus seems to be that this yes's Fest seemed to be quite lackluster overall with too few stars and so so films