Palme d’Or at Cannes 2012 goes to Michael Haneke’s Amour
The Palme d’Or, the top award at 65th Cannes Film Festival was awarded to Love (Amour) by Michael Haneke. The film tells the story of two retired music teachers in their eighties and their bond of love.
The film is a co-production between France, Germany and Austria.
Michael Haneke said: “I am very happy to be with my actors on this stage, it makes me less shy. I would like to thank the entire Jury and Thierry Fremaux, who gave me the opportunity to present this film here. Thanks to everyone who helped me make this film. Thank you to my wife, who has been supporting me for many years. This film is in part an illustration of the promise that we made to each other. A big thank you to my two actors. They are the essence of this film.”
Haneke won the Palme d’Or in 2009 for The White Ribbon and a Grand Jury Prize in 2001 for The Piano Teacher. In 2005, he won the Best Director for Caché at Cannes Film Festival.
LIST OF AWARDS
AMOUR (Love) by Michael HANEKE
REALITY by Matteo GARRONE
Award for Best Director
Carlos REYGADAS for POST TENEBRAS LUX
THE ANGELS’ SHARE by Ken LOACH
Award for Best Actor
Mads MIKKELSEN in JAGTEN (The Hunt) by Thomas VINTERBERG
Award for Best Actress
Cristina FLUTUR & Cosmina STRATAN in DUPÃ DEALURI (Beyond The Hills) byCristian MUNGIU
Award for Best Screenplay
Cristian MUNGIU for pour DUPÃ DEALURI (Beyond The Hills)
Palme d’Or (Short Film)
SESSIZ-BE DENG (Silent) by L. Rezan YESILBAS
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD by Benh ZEITLIN presented in Un Certain Regard Selection