Monday, May 29, 2006

Cannes 2006 winners (and their writers)

Although many people are saying that overall this was a rather tepid edition, the top winners are quite strong. Giving the best actor and actress awards to collective casts is also an interesting notion. But I'd be interested to find out how many of the jury have actually read the script of "Volver".

The Awards

Palme d´Or
"The Wind That Shakes The Barley" by Ken Loach. Script by Paul Laverty ("Ae Fond Kiss", "Sweet Sixteen", "My Name is Joe").

Grand Prize
"Flanders" by Bruno Dumont on his own script.

Best Actress
The cast of "Volver"

Best Actor
The cast of "Indigènes" (aka "Days of Glory", script by Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle)

Best Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu - "Babel" (script by Guillermo Arriaga).

Best Screenplay
"Volver" - Pedro Almodóvar

Jury Prize
"Red Road" by Andrea Arnold on her own script.

Caméra d´Or
"12:08 East Bucharest" by Corneliu Porumboiu on his own script. This is Poromboiu's first feature-length movie, initially developed during a Résidence du Festival in 2004 on the back of his award-winning short film "Trip to the City". "12:08" will premiere at the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF) in Cluj on June 2.

Palme d´Or for the Best Short Film
"Sniffe" by Bobbie Peers

For the full round up, see Cineuropa.

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