The sad part is that the Cannes Film Festival of 2010 is over, but the interesting part is that we now have the complete list of 2010 winners. The Palme d’Or Award went to “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul which is based on extinction and recollection of past lives.
This Thai director, Weerasethakul has previously won the Un Certain Regard’s trophy for 2002′s “Blissfully Yours and the jury prize for,” 2004′s “Tropical Malady”. The Grand Prize was awarded to French director, Xavier Beauvois for “Of Gods and Men,” who previously won the 1995’s Cannes jury prize for Don’t Forget You’re Going to Die. Beauvois’ last directorial effort is 2005′s “The Young Lieutenant”.
The Jury Prize was awarded to Chadian Director, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun “A Screaming Man”. This was supposed to be the first Chadian entry to compete at Cannes. Haroun has previously won a Special Jury Prize at the 2006 Venice Film Festival for 2006’s “Daratt” movie.
The Award for Best Director went to French actor/director Mathieu Amalric for “On Tour” and the Screenplay honors went to South Korean writer/director Lee Chang-dong for Poetry. “On Tour” is Almaric’s directorial debut and got a terrific start in for his acting career in 2005′s “Kings and Queen” by director Arnaud Desplechin. However, he is best known here as the villain in “Quantum of Solace”.
The Prize of Un Certain Regard went to the Korean director Hong Sang-soo for “Hahaha”. Furthermore, the Best Actor Award was given to Javier Bardem, “Biutiful” and Elio Germano, “La Nostra Vita”, while Juliette Binoche got hold of the Best Actress Award for “Certified Copy”. And the Camera d’Or (Best Debut Feature) was awarded to: “Ano Bisiesto” directed by Michael Rowe while the Best short film went to: “Chienne d’Histoire,” directed by Serge Avedikian.
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