Cannes 2009: White Ribbon scoops the Palme d’Or

The gongs have been handed out...

Signalling that Cannes is over for another year, the awards have been handed out, with Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon nabbing the top prize.

The heavily acclaimed drama from a Cannes-beloved filmmaker scored the main gong, while Jacques Audiard prison pic A Prophet took the Grand Prix.

Other notable awards went to Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank (below), which tied with Park Chan-wook’s Thirst for the Jury Prize.

Acting accolades, meanwhile, went to Christoph Waltz, for his turn as Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds and Charlotte Gainsbourg for surviving Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist.

The full awards list…


Palme d'Or

The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, Germany-France-Austria-Italy)

Grand Prix

A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, France)

Lifetime achievement award


Alain Resnais, Wild Grass (France)

Director

Brillante Mendoza (Kinatay, France-Philippines)

Jury prize

Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, U.K.), Thirst (Park Chan-wook, South Korea-U.S.)

Actor

Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds (U.S.-Germany)

Actress

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist (Denmark-Germany-France-Sweden-Italy-Poland)

Screenplay

Mei Feng, Spring Fever (Hong Kong-France)

UN CERTAIN REGARD JURY AWARDS


Main Prize

Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece)

Jury Prize


"olice, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania)

Special Prize

No One Knows About Persian Cats (Bahman Ghobadi, Iran), Father of My Children (Mia Hansen-Love, France)

OTHER MAIN JURY AWARDS

Camera d'Or


Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thornton)

Special Mention

Ajami (Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani, Israel-Germany)

Critics' Week Grand Prix

Farewell Gary (Nassim Amamouche, France)

FIPRESCI AWARDS

Competition

The White Ribbon  (Michael Haneke, Germany-Austria-France-Italy)

Un Certain Regard

Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania)

Directors' Fortnight

Amreeka (Cherien Dabis, Canada-Kuwait-U.S.)
 

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