'Uncle Boonmee,' Javier Bardem, Juliette Binoche win Cannes prizes | EW.com

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'Uncle Boonmee,' Javier Bardem, Juliette Binoche win Cannes prizes

The Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives won the Palme d’Or this evening at the Cannes film festival, while the Best Actress prize went to Copie Conforme (Certified Copy) star Juliette Binoche. The Cannes jury, which included Tim Burton, Kate Beckinsale, and Benicio del Toro, split its Best Actor award between two performers: Biutiful’s Javier Bardem and La Nostra Vita’s Elio Germano. No English language films received any major awards, including Mike Leigh’s Another Year, which was widely acclaimed by critics, and Doug Liman’s Fair Game, starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. The rest of the winners are listed below:

Grand Prix (runner-up): Des Hommes et Des Dieux (Of God and Men), Xavier Beauvois
Best Director: Mathieu Amalric, Tournée (On Tour)
Best Screenplay: Lee Chang-dong, Poetry
Camera d’Or (first feature): Año Bisiesto (Leap Year), Michael Rowe
Jury Prize: A Screaming Man (Un Homme Qui Crie), Mahamat-Saleh Haroun