Golden ‘Barley’ blows through Cannes festival

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The men of Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb’s World War II saga “Days of Glory,” received the Best Actor honor. The cast included French stars Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri and Sami Bouajila. Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu won the directing prize for “Babel,” which featured Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in a multicultural drama. The Grand Prize for second-place film was given to French director Bruno Dumont’s “Flanders,” a stark drama following soldiers from dreary farm country through a grisly tour of duty in the Middle East. The third-place Jury Prize went to British filmmaker Andrea Arnold’s “Red Road,” a somber tale about a Scottish woman carrying out surveillance on a man responsible for tragedy in her past. – Associated Press List of winners at the 59th Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or: “The Wind That Shakes the Barley,” Ken Loach, Britain. Grand Prize: “Flanders,” Bruno Dumont, France. Jury Prize: “Red Road,” Andrea Arnold, Britain. Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Babel,” Mexico. Best Actors: Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila and Bernard Blancan, “Days of Glory,” Algeria. Best Actresses: Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo and Chus Lampreave, “Volver,” Spain. Best Screenplay: “Volver,” Pedro Almodovar, Spain. Golden Camera (for first-time director): “A Fost Sau N-A Fost?,” Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania. Best Short Film: “Sniffer,” Bobbie Peers, Norway.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! British director Ken Loach’s “The Wind That Shakes the Barley,” a saga set amid Ireland’s struggle for independence in the early 1920s, won top honors Sunday in an unanimous vote at the Cannes Film Festival. It was the first time veteran filmmaker Loach won the main prize after seven earlier entries in the main competition at the world’s most prestigious film festival. “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” stars Cillian Murphy as an Irish medical student who takes up arms against a reign of terror by the Black and Tans, British troops sent in to quell calls for independence. Prizes for Best Actor and Actress went to ensemble casts. Penelope Cruz and her five key cast mates in Pedro Almodovar’s “Volver,” including Carmen Maura, Yohana Cobo and Lola Duenas, shared the actress prize. The film, a comic drama about women making do without men, also won the screenplay honor for director Almodovar. last_img

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