Cannes winners 2011

The 2011 Cannes jury, headed by one Robert DeNiro, has decided:

Palme d’Or:The Tree of Life” (Terrence Malick)

Of all the films in this year’s competition I have seen, this one was definitely the… only one. Still, I’m excited it won the prize. Terrific movie!

Grand Prix:
Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da” (“Once Upon A Time In Anatolia”) (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
The Kid with a Bike” (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)

Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive“)

I’ve heard good things about this Ryan Gosling-starring car chase-action-thriller for a while, but the director prize makes it official: I need to see this movie. Fast!

Jury Prize:Poliss” (Maïwenn)

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin (“The Artist“)

Brice de Nice himself! I’ll finally have to check out Michel Hazanavicius’ “OSS 117” films now.

Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst (“Melancholia“)

Maybe now I don’t have to feel guilty anymore for admiring Miss Dunst? Another movie I can’t wait to see.

Best Screenplay: Joseph Cedar (“Footnote“)

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