It took 11 days of films, and the Cannes Film Festival concluded on Saturday night. The best movie, known as the Palme d’Or went to Winter Sleep.
President Jane Campion and other judges, including Sofia Coppola, Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Winding Refn and Gael Garcia Bernal selected the prizes from this year’s selection of 18 films in the competition.
It was the very iconic French actor Lambert Wilson, who served as master of ceremonies for the event. The Cannes Film president Gilles Jacob, who will step down after this year, received a long standing ovation at the event, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The director of Pulp Fiction in Quentin Tarantino and star Uma Thurman were there celebrating the 20th anniversary of their film.
They announced that Winter Sleep won the Palme d’Or. The film was directed by Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, as it told an epic story of marriage starring Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozen and Demet Akbag.
The runner-up went to The Wonders (Les Merveilles) and it was directed by Alice Rohrwacher.
Bennett Miller, who won for best director with his film Foxcatcher. That film is based on a true, tragic story, that stars Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo.
The jury prize was awarded to two films: Mommy by Xavier Dolan and Goodbye to Language by Jean-Luc Goddard.
Julianne Moore, who wasn’t present, won for best actress in her role in David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars.
Timothy Spall, who starred in Mike Leigh’s biopic Mr. Turner, won for best actor prize. This film is about the life of British painter J.M.W. Turner.
Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin were the writers for Leviathan, and they won best screenplay.
The Camera d’Or, which is given to the best first feature by a director, went to Party Girl, as it opened the Un Certain Regard section.
This was written and directed by a trio that includes Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis.
[H/T: The Hollywood Reporter]