The 65th Cannes Film Festival came to a close yesterday and they closed the extravaganza with the traditional presentation of the Palme D'or and other awards. Here they are.
AWARDS FOR CANNES COMPETITION FILMS (Via Awards Daily)
AMOUR (LOVE) – Michael HANEKE
REALITY – Matteo GARRONE
Prix de la Mise en Scene (best director):
Director: POST TENEBRAS LUX by Carlos Reygadas
Prix d’interpretation feminine (best actress):
Cristina Flutur & Cosmina Stratan DUPÃ DEALURI (AU-DELA DES COLLINES/BEYOND THE HILLS)
Prix d’interpretation masculine (best actor):
Mads Mikkelsen JAGTEN (LA CHASSE/THE HUNT) (- Thomas VINTERBERG)
Prix du Scenario (best screenplay):
Cristian Mungiu – DUPÃ DEALURI (AU-DELA DES COLLINES/BEYOND THE HILLS)
Camera d’Or (best first feature):
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD by Benh Zeitlin
Prix du Jury (jury prize):
Ken Loach for THE ANGELS’ SHARE
Palme d’Or (short film):
SESSIZ-BE DENG (SILENCIEUX/SILENT) – L.Rezan YESILBAS
Both Ioncinema and Screen Daily spent a good deal of time compiling the collective critical response to the 22 films that were in competition in Cannes. The top 6 from the Ioncinema group:
2) Holy Motors
3) Beyond the Hills
4) Rust and Bone
4) You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
Just on the Ioncinema cusp were: In the Fog and Moonrise Kingdom
Here's the link to the complete chart:
From Screen Daily the top six were:
1) Amour and Beyond the Hills
3) Rust and Bone, The Hunt, Killing Them Softly, In the Fog
Close on the Screen Daily chart: The Angel’s Share and Mud.
Here's the link to The Screen Daily Chart:
When the charts are combined…here’s the critical top ten from Cannes
2) Beyond the Hills
4) In the Fog
5) You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
6) Holy Motors and The Hunt
8) Moonrise Kingdom
9) The Angels Share
10) Killing Them Softly
Next: Rust and Bone
So what does all this mean for Telluride in 3 months?
Bank on seeing “Amour” and “Beyond the Hills”.
If “Rust and Bone” had won any prize at all, I’d also include it on the “bank on it” list…though I still think it’s highly likely.
“Reality”, which had lost some Telluride steam because of fairly weak critical reception over the last week…actually ended the festival back in the possible/probable category because of its Grand Prix win.
Two other T-ride probables that I think suffered some this past fortnight: “Cosmopolis” and “On the Road”.
Getting a boost for Telluride consideration among the competition films: “Mud”, “Holy Motors”, “The Hunt” “The Angel’s Share” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”.
The two out of competition films that caught my eye with some (a lot of) Telluride potential were “The Sapphires” and “No”.
I’m still unconvinced that Carlos Reygadas “Post Tenebras Lux” will end up in Telluride despite its win for Direction.
Now, I spend the next 3 months ferreting out which of these actually is going to end up in Telluride on Labor Day and the other films that will join them.
BACK TO A DAILY
Michael’s Telluride Film Blog returns as a daily blog on Thursday (except for Sundays) and will run Daily until the 39th Telluride Film Festival comes to an end. Join me in my obsession!
AND NOW REVIEWS...
I have included links in this third installment of reviews for films at Cannes:
HIT FIX http://www.hitfix.com/in-contention/review-robert-pattinson-has-a-devils-haircut-on-his-mind-in-cronenbergs-cosmopolis
ON THE ROAD
HIT FIX http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/review-on-the-road-makes-great-use-of-kristen-steward-garrett-hedlund-and-sam-riley
KILLING THEM SOFTLY
HIT FIX http://www.hitfix.com/in-contention/review-the-paperboy-straddles-the-line-between-trash-and-treat
FILM STAGE http://thefilmstage.com/reviews/cannes-review-the-paperboy/
TIME OUT http://www.timeout.com/film/reviews/92787/holy-motors.html
HIT FIX http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/review-holy-motors-is-dizzying-visionary-and-one-of-a-kind
FIRST SHOWING http://www.firstshowing.net/2012/cannes-2012-review-jeff-nichols-wonderful-southern-drama-mud/
LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE
IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
THE PLAYLIST http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/cannes-review-its-isabelle-huppert-times-three-in-hong-sangsoos-light-in-another-country-20120522
POST TENEBRAS LUX
THE PLAYLIST http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/cannes-review-carlos-reygadas-post-tenebras-lux-20120523
MOVIE CITY NEWS http://moviecitynews.com/2012/05/cannes-reviews-the-hunt-room-237
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/white-elephant-cannes-festival-review-327653
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