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Cannes 2009


132 articles available in total starting from 05/01/2009. Last article published on 25/05/2009.

Audiard and Gainsbourg winners

Audiard and Gainsbourg winners

The 62nd Cannes Film Festival was a true triumph for France, in particular thanks to the Grand Prize for A Prophet (see review) by Jacques Audiard (see interview). Having won Best Screenplay in...  

25/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Awards/France

Cannes confirms Austrian talent

The quality of Austrian cinema continues to attract attention at the most prestigious film events. Having already made its mark at the Oscars, Austria was honoured yesterday evening at the Cannes...  

25/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Awards

UKFC celebrates Fish Tank win

UKFC celebrates Fish Tank win

British director Andrea Arnold’s Jury Prize win for teen drama Fish Tank (shared with Park Chan-Wook for Thirst) has put a smile on the faces of its co-producers the UK Film Council (UKFC). UKFC...  

25/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Awards

First-ever Palme d'Or for Portugal, for short Arena

The first Palm d'Or in the History of Portuguese cinema was won last night by 25-year-old director João Salaviza for his second short film, Arena. Produced by Maria João Mayer for Filmes do Tejo...  

25/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Awards

Winners’ reactions

Winners’ reactions

Extracts from this evening’s press conference with the prize winners at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. Michael Haneke (Palme d'Or): "The Palme d’Or is the highest honour you can win in...  

24/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Awards

Haneke finally wins Palme d’Or for White Ribbon

Haneke finally wins Palme d’Or for White Ribbon

Europe triumphed this evening at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival with the Palme d’Or going to Austrian director Michael Haneke (see interview) for The White Ribbon (see review), a feature...  

24/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Awards

Haneke and Porumboiu pick up FIPRESCI prizes

Haneke and Porumboiu pick up FIPRESCI prizes

The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) jury has awarded its prizes at the close of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. In competition, the International Critics’ Prize went to The...  

24/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Awards

Lanthimos’ Dogtooth scoops honours

Lanthimos’ Dogtooth scoops honours

Greece, Romania, France and Iran shared the three prizes awarded by the jury (presided by Paolo Sorrentino) in the Un Certain Regard section, part of the official selection at the 62nd Cannes Film...  

23/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Un Certain Regard

Tsai Ming-Liang’s epic encounter between Léaud and Kang-sheng

Tsai Ming-Liang’s epic encounter between Léaud and Kang-sheng

With his tribute to cinema and in particular French film, Visage, Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-Liang today with Spanish director Isabel Coixet closed the Competition of the 62nd Cannes Film...  

23/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Competition/France-Taiwan

Coco & Igor: Passion, tension and art

Coco & Igor: Passion, tension and art

When two charismatic personalities from the creative world meet, sparks are to be expected, beyond morality and social convention. Such was the passionate relationship between renowned French...  

23/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Closing film/France