With the signs and posters being taken down and the litter being swept, the 2012 Cannes Film Festival is now wrapped up. But before everything finished, there was time to hand out the awards, with Michael Haneke’s Amour taking home the Palme d’Or.
The plaudit for the director’s latest work was greeted with a long standing ovation. Not every award was given such respect, with Grand Prix winner Reality given decidedly more cool treatment, and Carlos Reygadas’ win as Best Director for Post Tenebras Lux also seemed a controversial choice. Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond The Hills was the biggest winner, taking home the screenplay award and sharing the Best Actress trophy between two of its performers. Britain, meanwhile, was represented by Ken Loach, whose The Angels’ Share got the Jury Prize.
Here’s the full list of winners.
Michael Haneke, Amour
Matteo Garrone. Reality
Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt
Best Actress (tie)
Cosmina Straten and Cristina Flutur, Beyond The Hills
Carlos Reygadas, Post Tenebras Lux
Cannes Prix De Scenario
Cristian Mungiu, Beyond The Hills
Ken Loach, The Angels' Share
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts Of The Southern Wild
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