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2006 Cannes Winners

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.