French movie wins best film award at Cannes

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The 61st Cannes film festival ended on Sunday night with French movie “The Class” winning the coveted Palme d’Or award fir best film.

26 May 2008

CANNES - French movie "The Class" on Sunday won the coveted Palme d'Or award for best film at Cannes. Here is the complete list of awards handed out at the festival's closing ceremony.

Palme d'Or: "The Class" by Laurent Cantet (France)

Grand Prize runner-up: "Gomorrah" by Matteo Garrone (Italy)

Jury Prize: "Il Divo" by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)

Best Actress: Sandra Corveloni, Brazil, for her role in "Linha de Passe"
(Line of Passage)

Best Actor: Benicio Del Toro, US, for his role in "Che"

Best Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan of Turkey for "Three Monkeys"

Best Screenwriter: Brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne of Belgium for "Lorna's Silence"

Lifetime Achievement Award: French actress Catherine Deneuve and US director Clint Eastwood

Palme d'Or for a short movie: "Megatron" by Marian Crisan, Romania

Camera d'Or for Best First Movie: "Hunger" by Steve McQueen, Britain

[AFP / Expatica]

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