Inspired by Tom Hall’s post today about Cannes, I feel compelled to mention that I, too, am not on the Riviera this year. After going in 2003 with the Hamptons International Film Festival and again last year as a journalist, I fully expected to be back this year, but alas, non.
As a member of the international film community, I must confess to feeling a bit of a fraud, not being there and I must also confess to being a little bit bitter about that.
I hope it rains every day. No, I don’t really mean that. Sort of.
Shoo Bee Doo Bee Doo Wop! Jay Brannan overdid it at the soda shop….
This one is kinda ruined by my choosing to record only the sing-along verse of the song instead of one where you could hear him sing. Actually, it wasn’t really as much of a decision per se as it was just really bad instinct.
Anyway, I did get the funny bit at the beginning, which I guess counts for something. I hope someone out there has full video of this show, as this, along with all the rest of the songs performed would make a great DVD (hint! HINT!).
Palme d’Or: The Wind That Shakes The Barley by Ken Loach
Grand Prix: Flandres (Flanders) by Bruno Dumont
Prix du Scénario (best screenplay): Pedro Almodovar for Volver
Prix de la Mise en Scène (best director): Alejandro González Iñárritu for Babel, a very well received film at this year’s festival. In fact, I ran into a young Swedish director after she had just seen the film and she was shaking and barely able to talk. I didn’t see it and am regetting it more and more with each passing day!
Prix d’interprétation masculine (best actor):
The ensemble cast of Rachid Bouchareb‘s Indigènes (Days of Glory): Jamel Debbouze, Samy Nacéri, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Bernard Blancan)
Prix d’interprétation féminine: (best actress): Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, the entire female cast of Pedro Almodovar‘s Volver!
Prix du Jury (Jury Prize): Red Road by Andrea Arnold
Ok, so I was wrong which prize she was going to win….
Caméra d’Or (best first feature): A Fost sau n-a fost? (12:08 East of Bucharest) by Corneliu Porumboiu
Short FIlm Palme d’Or: Sniffer by Bobbie Peers. The Short Film Jury presided over by Andrei Konchalovsky also gave the Jury Prize to Primera Nieve by Pablo Aguero and a Special Mention to Conte de Quartier by Florence Miailhe.
The awards for the 59th annual Cannes FIlm Festival will be announced starting at 7:30pm, CET/1:30pm EDT. Watch this space for updated winners as they are announced. Reload the page to see the latest from the Palais de Festival!
Andrea Arnold, director of Cannes competition entry Red Road has just arrived on the red carpet and told cameras that she was asked to return to Cannes by the festival. Clearly her film is going to win something and bets are on the Camera d’Or, the award given to a filmmaker for their debut feature film. Last year’s award was split between Miranda July for Me, You and Everyone We Know and Vimukthl Jayasundara for the French/Sri Lanka coproduction Sulanga Enu Pinisa (The Forsaken Land).
The jury has finally arrived at the Palais, 4 minutes before the scheduled arrival time. They apparently walked down the Croisette, rather than take the chauffered limos. Wait until you see Monica Bellucci‘s dress!