The Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, and now is the event that everyone has been waiting for: the awards. To win an award at Cannes means that your film has a springboard to worldwide success and immortality. Past Cannes winners include legendary films like Pulp Fiction, Black Orpheus, The Third Man, Blue is the Warmest Colour, Taxi Driver, and Apocalypse Now. Now, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, these are the films that took the top prizes at this year’s festival:
Palme d’Or: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Winter Sleep
Grand Prix: Alice Rohrwacher, The Wonders
Jury Prize: Xavier Dolan, Mommy; Jean-Luc Goddard, Goodbye to Language
Best Director: Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Best Screenplay: Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin, Leviathan
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
Best Actor: Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
Camera d'Or: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, Party Girl
Seeing the likes of Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher and David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars should come as no surprise, but Winter Sleep winning the Palme d’Or did come as a shock to some. And, as usual, it's always a thrill for cinephiles to see new work by Jean-Luc Goddard getting attention.
Which movies on this list are you most excited to see? Our advice is to just catch them all.