(Image source from: The big winners of 67th Cannes Film Festival})
The10 days of movie frenzy on the French Riviera drew to a close on Saturday night with a grand awards finale, which felicitated some of the best movies and talents showcased at the 67th Cannes film jamboree.
The festival's top prize, the prestigious Palme d'Or, went to director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s sprawling, character-rich portrait of a self-absorbed Anatolian hotelier and his uneasy relationships with those around him — the Turkish conversational epic — “Winter Sleep.”
The second-place of honor, the Grand Prix, went to “The Wonders” — Italian director Alice Rohrwacher's semi-autobiographical drama on a family of beekeepers battling to preserve their way of life in central Italy.
While the two top-prizes were cinched by non-English flicks, Jane Campion led jury delighted the English movie crowd by bestowing the prize for best direction on Bennett Miller for “Foxcatcher” and picking Julianne Moore as the best actress for “Maps to the Stars.” Timothy Spell was named the best actor for his stupendous performance in Mile Leigh's biopic “Mr. Turner.”
The prize for the best screenplay went to Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Neginb for “Leviathan.”
The Jury Prize was shared between Jean-Luc Godard's “Goodbye to Language” and Xavier Dolan;s “Mommy”.
Camera d’Or: Party Girl
Short Films Palme d’Or: Leidi
Short Films Special Mention: Aissa
Ecumenical Jury Prize: Timbuktu
Un Certain Regard Prize: White God
Jury prize: Force Majeure
Special Prize: The Salt of the Earth
DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT PRIZES
Art Cinema Award: Les Combattants
Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: Les Combattants
Europa Cinemas Label: Les Combattants
CRITICS’ WEEK PRIZES
Grand Prize: The Tribe
Visionary Prize: The Tribe
Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: Hope
AW: Suchorita Choudhury