Tuesday, May 24, 2011

'The Tree of Life' Wins Cannes Palme d'Or

Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life (2011) has won the Palme d’Or prize at this year's 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The reclusive director did not attend the ceremony, and the award was picked up by producers Bill Pohlad and Dede Gardner.

The other big winners are listed below:

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

Grand Prix (Runner-up to main award) (tied): Kid With A Bike (dir. Dardenne brothers) & Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Mise en Scene (Best Director): Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)

Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia)

Prix du Scenario (Screenplay): Joseph Cedar (Footnote)

Prix du Jury: Poliss (dir. Maiwenn)

Palme d’Or Court Metrage: Cross Country (dir. Maryna Vroda)

Camera d’Or (Best First Film): Las Acasias (dir. Pablo Giorgelli)

Un Certain Regard (tied): Arirang (dir. Kim Ki-Duk) & Stopped on Track (dir. Andreas Dresen)

Tree of Life Trailer: