The director Michael Haneke has won with his film "Amour," the Golden Palm in Cannes.Karen Millen Dresses
After 2009 it is the second major award for the Austrians. As best actor in the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen and two Romanian newcomers were honored.
Michael Haneke won the Palme d'Or for the second time: With his sensitive relationship drama "Amour" until he convinced the critics, then the jury. Only three years after his great success with "The White Ribbon," Haneke was able to repeat the triumph of the most important film festival in the world
The jury was chaired this year by the Italian director and actor Nanni Moretti ("Habemus Papam - The Pope has other ideas"). Besides Moretti sat on the jury: the fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, the actors Hiam Abbass, Karen Millen Dress Emmanuelle Devos and Diane Kruger,Karen Millen the film star Ewan McGregor and filmmaker Andrea Arnold, Alexander Payne and Raoul Peck.
Second place ("Grand Prize") occupied the media satire "Reality" by Italian director Matteo Garone. The third prize, the Prix du Jury, received surprisingly Cannes veteran Ken Loach for his social comedy "Angel's Share". The Briton was responsible for the twelfth time in the competition, 2006, he was with "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" won the grand prize. The Mexican Carlos Reygadas won for "Post tenebras lux" the prize for best director.
There was a double triumph is for the leading ladies of the Romanian film "Beyond the Hills" to celebrate: Cosmina Straten and Cristina gained ground in equal shares the prize as best actress. Cristian Mungiu's drama religion had recently won the award for best screenplay. 2007 Mungiu for "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" was awarded the grand prize.
Next years women then?
In the category "Best Male Actor" was able to win the Dane Mads Mikkelsen and his role in the abuse thriller "The Hunt" by Thomas Vinterberg. Mikkelsen was next to "Amour" actor Jean-Louis Trintignant as a clear favorite.
As the best debut was "Beasts of the Southern Wild" award from Benh Zeitlin. The Southern drama had already won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize.
In addition to the important Un Certain Regard, Karen Millen Dresses the family drama "Después de Lucia" by Mexican director Michel Franco named best film. The Special Jury Prize was awarded "Le Grand Soir" by Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern. Chairman of the 20-member "Un Certain Regard" jury was actor Tim Roth.
Whether next year can take a woman a major prize to take home? After two weeks of sustained criticism of the invitation policy of the festival's president Gilles Jacob said the first time an understanding of the requirement to show more works by women directors in the competition. "I'm sure Thierry Frémaux, head of the selection committee will next years of careful search for films by women," he told the British Sunday newspaper "The Observer".