Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thai Film 'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' Wins Palme d'Or

The Cannes Film Festival has given the Palme d'Or to Thai film 'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives'.

Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the film is about a dying man who is visited by his late wife and his missing son, who has become an ape.

Tim Burton led the nine-member jury led that picked the victor, some of the other jury members were Kate Beckinsale, Benicio Del Toro and director Shekhar Kapur.

Grand Prix prize went to 'Of Gods And Men' by Xavier Beauvois

Javier Bardem's performance in Biutiful was joint winner of the best actor accolade with Elio Germano for La Nostra Vita.

Juliette Binoche won best actress for her role in Copie Conforme.

The prize for best director went to Mathieu Amalric for Tournee (On Tour).

Lee Chang-Dong's Poetry took the best screenplay prize.

Jury Prize: A screaming man by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Caméra d’or – first movie: Année bissextile by Año Bisiesto

Short movie Palme d’or: Chienne d’histoire by Serge Avedikian

Short movie Jury Prize: Micky Bader by Frida Kempff

'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' Trailer

ITN Report