Posts tagged "Palme d’Or"

70th Cannes Film Festival Awards

As the 70th Cannes Film Festival comes to a close, the festival Jury, presided by Pedro Almodóvar, has revealed the names of the 2017 prize winners. Palme d’or winner The Square by Ruben Östlund was screened at the end of the Awards Ceremony to close the 70th edition of the Festival de Cannes. — PALME […]

69th Cannes Film Festival Awards

The 69th Cannes Film Festival jury, presided by George Miller, has announced the names of the festival’s 2016 prize-winners: Palme d’or I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach Grand Prix JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE (It’s Only the End of the World) by Xavier Dolan Best Director Cristian Mungiu for BACALAUREAT (Graduation) Olivier Assayas for PERSONAL […]

68th Cannes Film Festival

by Joanna Orland Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) is not only the most famous of film festivals, but it is also considered to be the most prestigious in the world.  From my extensive experience, I am fairly certain that it is also one of the largest. Boasting a fine selection of films in various […]

Cannes Film Festival: Competition Winners Announced

  Palme d’Or Dheepan (dir Jacques Audiard)   Grand Prix Son of Saul (dir László Nemes)   Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director) Hou Hsiao-Hsien (The Assassin)   Prix d’interprétation féminine (Best Actress) Emmanuelle Bercot (Mon roi) and Rooney Mara (Carol)   Prix d’interprétation masculine (Best Actor) Vincent Lindon (Measure of a Man) […]

Cannes Film Festival: Top 10 & Predictions

by Joanna Orland My week in Cannes has come to an end, and while I didn’t see all of the films In Competition, I did manage my fair share.  Here is my personal top 10 of the films I did see, and my hopes / predictions for the film festival’s Competition prizes! — 10.  Valley […]

Winter Sleep (Kiş Uykusu)

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan Starring Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen and Demet Akbag In UK Cinemas November 21st, 2014 by Joanna Orland Winter Sleep won this year’s Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival and will be Turkey’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. That right there is […]

Blue is the Warmest Colour

La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitre 1 & 2 (Blue is the Warmest Colour) Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche Starring Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Jérémie Laheurte and Aurélien Recoing by Joanna Orland Blue is the Warmest Colour, or The Life of Adèle Chapters 1& 2 as it is directly translated from its french title, is […]


Directed by Michael Haneke Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert In UK cinemas from November 16, 2012 by Louise Mothersole Amour is Michael Haneke’s most depressing and hopeless film to date. The film begins with firemen unceremoniously crashing into an apartment, alerted by the pungent smell of death, and finding the body of […]