‘The Tree of Life’ Wins Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival


At the Cannes Film Festival this weekend, the Palme d’Or went to Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” which opens in limited release May 27.

The winner of the Special Jury Prize was “Elena” (directed by Andrew Zvyagintsev). And the award for directing went to Mohammad Rasoulof for his film “Be Omid E Didar.”

Here are the other winners:

    Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst (“Melancholia”)
    Best Actor: Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”)
    Mise en Scene (Best Director): Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”)
    Palme d’Or Court Metrage: “Cross Country” (dir: Maryna Vroda)
    Camera d’Or (Best First Film): “Las Acasias” (dir: Pablo Giorgelli)
    Prix Du Jury: “Poliss” (dir: Maiwenn)
    Prix du Scenario (Screenplay): Joseph Cedar, “Footnote” (Israel)
    Grand Prix (Runner-up to main award): (tie) “Kid With A Bike” (dir: Dardenne brothers), “Once Upon A Time In Anatolia” (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

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