‘The Tree Of Life’ Wins Palme d’Or At Cannes

Sunday, May 22 by

In news that will surprise probably no one except for anti-dinosaur bigots, Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. A complete list of the winners can be found below – no commentary because I haven’t seen any of the movies yet. Maybe next year I’ll be able to go to Cannes – I just invested my life’s savings in an airport for flying pigs.

Best Picture, the The Palme d’Or winner: Terrence Malick,’The Tree Of Life
The Grand Prix:  (tie): Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, ‘The Kid with a Bike’ and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, ‘Once Upon A Time In Anatolia’
Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn -‘Drive
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, ‘The Artist
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst, ‘Melancholia
Best Screenplay Joseph Cedar, ‘Footnote’
The Jury Prize: Maïwenn, ‘Poliss’
Camera d’Or: Pablo Giorgelli, ‘Las Acacias’
Short Film Palme d’Or: Maryna Vroda, ‘Cross-Country’

There you have it. The movie I’m most excited to see is Drive, followed by The Tree of Life and Melancholia – provided all the prints of the latter aren’t thrown into a huge bonfire due to Lars Von Trier’s “Nazi” remarks. See you at Cannes next year, everybody! (The Playlist)

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