Cannes 2012 Michael Haneke’s Amour wins la Palme d’Or

Michael Haneke‘s Amour won the Palme d’Or tonight in Cannes, capping the 65th edition of the prestigious French festival.

The film follows Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emanuelle Riva) a couple in their 80s who must endure a long demise after Anne suffers an attack.

Palmarès Cannes 2012

Palme d’Or:
Amour by Michael Haneke

Grand Prix of the Jury:
Reality by Matteo Garrone

Prix de la Mise en Scène (Best Director):
Carlos Reygadas for Post Tenebras Lux

Prix du Scénario (Best Screenplay):
Cristian Mungiu for Beyond the Hills

Caméra d’Or (Best First Feature):
Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin

Prix du Jury (Jury Prize):
The Angels’ Share directed by Ken Loach

Prix d’interprétation féminine (Best Actress):
Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur for Beyond the Hills directed by Cristian Mungiu

Prix d’interprétation masculine (Best Actor): Mads Mikkelsen for Jagten, directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Palme d’Or (Short Film):
Silence (Sessis-Be Deng) directed by L. Rezan Yesilbas

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