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Palme d’Or to Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life

By NewsDesk • Published on May 23, 2011

American director Terrence Malick won Palme d’Or for “Tree of Life” at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

Complete list of awards:

FEATURE FILMS
Palme d’Or
THE TREE OF LIFE directed by Terrence MALICK
Grand Prix Ex-aequo
BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU’DA (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) directed by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN
LE GAMIN AU VÉLO (THE KID WITH A BIKE) directed by Jean-Pierre et Luc DARDENNE
Award for Best Director
Nicolas WINDING REFN for DRIVE
Award for Best Screenplay
Joseph CEDAR for HEARAT SHULAYIM (Footnote)
Award for Best Actress
Kirsten DUNST in MELANCHOLIA directed by Lars VON TRIER
Award for Best Actor
Jean DUJARDIN in THE ARTIST directed by Michel HAZANAVICIUS
Jury Prize
POLISSE (POLISS) directed by MAÏWENN
SHORT FILMS
Palme d’Or – Short Film
CROSS (CROSS – COUNTRY) directed by Maryna VRODA
Jury Prize – Short Film
BADPAKJE 46 (SWIMSUIT 46) directed by Wannes DESTOOP
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2 Responses to “Palme d’Or to Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life”

  1. Jugu Abraham says:

    Cannes has recognized the worth of Terrence Mallick for the second time. It had honored him with the Best Director award decades ago for his “Days of Heaven.” Now it has given the reclusive director the highest honor for “The Tree of Life.” The Berlin Festival did the same for his “The Thin Red Line,” a decade ago. All this honor to an American director who has not been given a single Oscar over the years and rarely even nominated (he was once nominated for “The Thin Red Line”) ! Prophets are never recognized in their own village!

    I am personally delighted to see that the latest works of Nuri Bilge Ceylan (best Director award) and Andrei Zvyagintsev (Un certain regard jury prize) are also award worthy. I am eagerly waiting to see these three award winning films.

  2. Nitin Gowda says:

    I have read some articles relating to Terrence Mallick, but being frank i never had an opportunity to watch his works. On contrary, Andrei Zvyagintsev is a very well known russian director whose works include The Return(2003). I read an article about his new film in Cineurope.com and i’m eager to watch it.

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