Sunday, May 28, 2006

2006 Cannes Film Festival Winners

Despite all the great reviews and buzz for Volver (by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar) and Babel (by Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), the film that won the Golden Palm this year at Cannes festival is The Wind That Shakes the Barley directed by Ken Loach.

Loach's film deals with the Irish fight for independence in the 1920's and stars Padraic Delaney and Cillian Murphy (pictured may remember Cillian Murphy as Jackson Rippner from Red Eye or Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow in last years Batman Begins)

Palm D'Or (aka the Gold Medal): The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Grand Prix (aka the Silver Medal): Flandres

Prix du Jury(aka the Bronze Medal): Red Road

Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Babel

Best Actor(s): Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Bernard Blancan -Days of Glory

Best Actress(es): Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave - Volver

Best Screenplay: Pedro Almodovar - Volver

My pre-Cannes post is here: Cannes Film Festival Soon To Begin

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Magnus said...

I'm looking forward to The Wind That Shakes the Barley actually. Been trying to find Land and Freedom as i have been in a bit of a Loach mood.

Anonymous said...

Super color scheme, I like it! Good job. Go on.