The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end tonight. Yesterday, 24th of May, 2014, all the winners were announced (except in the Un Certain Regard category), including for the Palme d’Or. The Un Certain Regard section was announced, day before yesterday, on the 23rd of May, 2014.
Cannes 2014 poster
The over three hour long (196 minutes to be precise), Turkish drama, Winter Sleep (2014), directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, took home the top Palme d’Or award. This is the second Turkish film to win the Palme d’Or.

The Grand Prix went to Italian director, Alice Rohrwacher (one of two female directors in competition) for the Italian film, Le Meraviglie (2014) a.k.a. The Wonders.

The Jury Prize was a tie between the youngest and oldest filmmakers in competition, Xavier Dolan and the legendary, French New Wave director, Jean-Luc Godard. Dolan for the Canadian film Mommy (2014), and Jean-Luc Godard, who was absent from the show, for Adieu au langage (2014).
Cannes Awards Ceremony
Among the other prizes, Bennett Miller won the ‘Best Director’ award for his wrestling drama Foxcatcher (2014), which is now considered an early frontrunner for the Oscars next year. Timothy Spall, bagged the ‘Best Actor’ award, for his portrayal of English artist J.M.W. Turner, in Mike Leigh’s biopic, Mr. Turner (2014). Julianne Moore, who though present earlier in the week, was absent from the award ceremony, won the ‘Best Actress’ award, for her performance of a neurotic aging screen diva, in David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars (2014). She beat some top rated actresses, including Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard and Hilary Swank. Russian film Leviafan (2014), won for ‘Best Screenplay’, awarded to Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin.

The Un Certain Regard prize was awarded to Hungarian film Fehér Isten (2014) a.k.a. White God. The Un Certain Regard Special Prize went to the French-Brazilian drama, The Salt of the Earth (2014) by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. The Un Certain Regard Jury Prize went to Swedish drama, Force Majeure (2014), which was directed by Ruben Östlund. The Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actor went to the Indigenous Australian actor (aborigine actor), David Gulpilil for Australian film, Charlie’s Country (2014). The Un Certain Regard Ensemble Prize went to the cast of Party Girl (2014).
Cannes 2014 winners
The French film, Party Girl, also won the Camera d’Or award.

The 16 minute Columbian film, by director Simón Mesa Soto, Leidi (2014), bagged the Short Film Palme d’Or.

Thus comes an end to yet another great festival of the Year 2014. Can’t wait to watch all these movies.

Nuwan Sen’s Film Sense

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