Sunday, May 27, 2007

"Four Months, Three Weeks & Two Days" wins Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival

From Variety:
CANNES -- "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days," Cristian Mungiu's stark, trenchant drama about a woman's experiences getting an abortion in the waning days of Romania's communist era, won the Palme d'Or at the 60th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Screened on the festival's first full day, "4 Months" is one of the few Cannes films in memory to have led wire-to-wire in critics' polls and come out on top on awards night. IFC bought the picture during the fest for U.S. release.
Click here to read the full article.

Here is the list of winners from the 60th Festival de Cannes:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY
Palme d’Or: "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days," Cristian Mungiu, (Romania)
Grand Prix : "The Mourning Forest," Naomi Kawase, (France-Japan)
60th Anniversary Prize : Gus Van Sant ("Paranoid Park," France-U.S.)
Screenplay: Fatih Akin ("The Edge of Heaven," Germany-Turkey)
Director: Julian Schnabel ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," France)
Actor: Konstantin Lavronenko ("The Banishment," Russia)
Actress: Jeon Do-yeon ("Secret Sunshine," South Korea)
Jury Prize (shared) "Persepolis" (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, France-U.S.) "Silent Light" (Carlos Reygadas, Mexico-France-Netherlands)

SHORT FILM JURY
Palme d’Or: "Watching It Rain" (Elisa Miller, Mexico)
Special Mentions: "Run" (Mark Albiston, New Zealand) "Grandma" (Anthony Chen, Singapore)

UN CERTAIN REGARD JURY
Grand Prix : "California Dreamin’ (Endless) (Cristian Nemescu, Romania)
Special Jury Prize: "Actresses" (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, France)
Coup de Coeur Award: "The Band’s Visit" (Eran Kolirin, Israel-U.S.-France)

CAMERA D’OR JURY
Camera d’Or: "Jellyfish" (Etgar Keret, Shira Geffen, Israel-France)
Special Mention: "Control" (Anton Corbijn, U.K.-Australia-Japan)

CINEFONDATION JURY
First Prize: "Now Everybody Seems to be Happy" (Gonzalo Tobal, Argentina)
Second Prize: "Way Out" (Chen Tao, China)
Third Prize: (shared) "A Reunion" (Hong Sung-hoon, South Korea) "Minus" (Pavle Vuckovic, Serbia)

CRITICS’ WEEK JURIES
Grand Prix: "XXY" (Lucia Puenzo, Argentina-Spain-France)
SACD Prize: "Jellyfish."
ACID/CCAS Support Award: "XXY."OFAJ/TV5Monde
(Very)Young Critic Award: "Jellyfish."
Canal Plus Award for Best Short Film: "Madame Tutli-Putli" (Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski, Canada)
Kodak Discovery Award for Best Short Film: "Um ramo" (Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra, Brazil)

OTHER JURIES
Ecumenical Award: "The Edge of Heaven."
Fipresci Awards (intl. critics’ assn.) "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days" (Competition) "The Band’s Visit" (Un Certain Regard) "Her Name Is Sabine" (Directors’ Fortnight)

Source: Variety.com

No comments: