CANNES 65th HIGHLIGHTS: Haneke’s 2nd Palme d’Or , Leila Hatami, Ken Loach & other treats

Austrian director Michael Haneke has picked up the Cannes film festival’s top prize for the second time as Love is named winner of the Palme d’Or. Haneke previously won the award in 2009 for The White Ribbon.  (Source: persianrealm.com)

Love is The heart-breaking story of an elderly husband caring for his ailing wife is beautifully written and shot and features two understated powerful performances from octogenarian actors Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emanuelle Riva.

Slow-paced but never sinking into melodrama, the film addresses universal fears of ageing and infirmity and at its heart is a moving portrait of love both in its complexity and it’s simplicity.

Haneke won the Palme d’Or in 2009 for his film The White Ribbon, which went on to win a Golden Globe and receive an Oscar nomination.

Love could follow along a similar path for this renowned European director.

Palme D’Or goes to Michael Haneke for Liebe / Amour :

 

Trailer of Michael Haneke’s Love :

 

 

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CANNES 2012 HIGHLIGHTS

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Leila Hatami announces the Grand Prix for Italian Movie « Reality » :




Best Actor for Mads Mikkelsen in « The Hunt » :

Best Actress for Romanian actress’

Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan for Romanian movie « Beyond the Hills » :




Red Carpet Final:

 

 

 

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LOVE

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Michael Haneke wins Cannes Palme d’Or for second time (bbc)

 

 

 

Austrian director Michael Haneke has picked up the Cannes film festival’s top prize for the second time as Love is named winner of the Palme d’Or.

Haneke previously won the award in 2009 for The White Ribbon.

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen won the best actor prize for The Hunt, while the actress prize was shared between Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan for Romanian movie Beyond the Hills.

British director Ken Loach collected the Jury Prize for The Angels’ Share.

The winners were revealed by the head of the jury, Italian director Nanni Moretti, on the final night of the 12-day film festival.

 

Haneke’s film focused on an elderly couple whose relationship is tested when the wife suffers a series of strokes.


The central roles were played by French actors Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, who joined Haneke on stage to collect the Palme d’Or.

“This film is an illustration of the promise we made to each other, if either one of us finds ourselves in the situation that is described in the film,” said Haneke.

The Grand Prize, considered the competition’s second place, was won by Matteo Garrone’s Italian satire Reality.

Carlos Reygadas was named best director for the surrealist tale Tenebras Lux.

Ken Loach was showing a very different film to gritty Irish War drama The Wind That Shakes the Barley, which won the Palme d’Or in 2006.

The Angels’ Share is a dramatic comedy about a visit to a whisky distillery by a group of misfit young offenders who are inspired to change their lives.

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