Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cannes Awards Announced for 2009

The Palm d'Or this year went to Austrian Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon The Jury Prize was awarded to Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, and Park Chan-Wook's Thirst (they share the award) Director was a surprise: Filipino director Brillante Mendoza for Kinatay. Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds got an acting award only for Christolph Waltz, a major disappointment for Quentin. Here's the story online, from UK's The Guardian: Cannes Film Festival Awards for 2009 Winner's List: Palme d'Or (Golden Palm): "The White Ribbon" by Michael Haneke (Austria) Grand Prize: "A Prophet" by Jacques Audiard (France) Jury Prize: "Fish Tank" by Andrea Arnold (Britain) and "Thirst" By Park Chan-wook (South Korea) Special Prize: Alain Resnais Best Director: Brillante Mendoza, "Kinatay" (The Philippines) Best Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds" (United States) Best Actress: Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Antichrist" (Denmark) Best Screenplay: Feng Mei, "Spring Fever" (China) Camera d'Or (first-time director): "Samson and Delilah" by Warwick Thornton (Australia) Best short film: "Arena" by Joao Salaviza (Portugal)

3 comments:

Iloilo Onfoot said...

wow the Philippine representative won the Best Director award.. cool..
very cool...

Jose Sinclair said...

YEAH, cool!! tough award to get with fierce competition - kudos to the Filipinos! I'm gonna have to rent this film when available..

thanks for comments! - JOSE

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