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Palme d’Or at Cannes 2012 goes to Michael Haneke’s Amour

By NewsDesk • Published on May 28, 2012

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

Palme d’Or

AMOUR (Love) by Michael HANEKE

Grand Prix

REALITY by Matteo GARRONE

Award for Best Director

Carlos REYGADAS for POST TENEBRAS LUX

Jury Prize

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

CAMERA D’OR

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD by Benh ZEITLIN presented in Un Certain Regard Selection

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