05 · 28 · 07

Carlos Reygadas wins Jury Prize at Cannes 05.28.07

Carlos Reygadas’ Stellet Licht (Silent Light) and Persépolis (Marjani Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud) shared the Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival’s 60th edition.

Silent Light is a love story that takes place in a Mennonite community in the north of Mexico, and is spoken entirely in Plautdietsch, or Low German. A married man is drawn into an inner moral conflict when he falls in love with another woman.

This is the first time the Jury Prize is awarded to a Mexican film director. Reygadas received the Camera D’or for the multi-award-winning Japón in 2002; Battle in Heaven competed for the Palm D’or in 2005.

AWARDS

Palme d´Or: ¨4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,¨ Cristian Mungiu (Romania)

Grand Prix (runner-up): ¨The Mourning Forest¨ (Mogari No Mori), Naomi Kawase (Japan)

Prix de la Mise en Scene (Best Director): Julian Schnabel, ¨The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et Le Papillon) (USA)

Prix du 60th Anniversaire: Gus Van Sant, ¨Paranoid Park¨ (USA)

Prix du Scenario (Best Screenplay Award): Fatih Akin for ¨The Edge of Heaven¨ (Auf Der Anderen Siete), (Germany)

Prix d´interpretation feminine (Best Actress): Jeon Do-yeon for ¨Secret Sunshine¨ directed by Lee Chang-dong

Prix d´interpretation masculine (Best Actor): Constantine Lavronenko for ¨Izgnanie,¨ directed by Andrei Zviaguintsev

Prix du Jury (Jury Prize) (tie): ¨Persepolis,¨ directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud; and ¨Stellet Licht,¨ directed by Carlos Reygadas

Palme d´Or (short film): ¨Ver Llover,¨ directed by Elisa Miller

International Critics´ Week:
Grand Prize: ¨XXY,¨ directed by Lucia Puenzo
The SACD French Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Award: ¨Meduzot,¨ directed by Etgar Keret Shira Geffen
The Canal + Grand Prize – Best Short Film: ¨Madame Tutli-Putli,¨ directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Sczerbowski
Camera d´Or (For best first feature): ¨Meduzot¨ (Jellyfish), Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen,
Camera d´Or Special Mention: ¨Control,¨ by Anton Corbijn

UN CERTAIN REGARD
Prix Un Certain Regard – Fondation Gan Pour le Cinema: ¨California Dreamin´¨ (Nesfarsit), directed by Christian Nemescu
Prix Special du Jury Un Certain Regard: ¨Actresses,¨ directed by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Jury Coup de Coeur: ¨Bikur Hatizmoret¨ (The Band´s Visit) directed by Eran Kolirin

OTHER AWARDS:
Directors´ Fortnight:
Prix Regards Jeunes (Young Eyes Prize): ¨Control,¨ directed by Anton Corbijn
Prix Art et Essai: ¨Garage,¨ directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Label Europa Cinéma Prize: ¨Control,¨ directed by Anton Corbijn
SACD Prize for Best Short Film: ¨Meme pas Mort,¨ directed by Claudine Natkin
FIPRESCI – Official Selection Prize: ¨4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days,¨ directed by Cristian Mungiu
FIPRESCI – Critics´ Week and Directors´ Fortnight Prize: ¨Elle s´appelle Sabine,¨ directed by Sandrine Bonnaire

FIPRESCI – Official Selection Prize: ¨4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days,¨ directed by Cristian Mungiu
FIPRESCI – Critics´ Week and Directors´ Fortnight Prize: ¨Elle s´appelle Sabine,¨ directed by Sandrine Bonnaire

Ecumenical Jury Prize: ¨The Edge of Heaven,¨ directed by Fatih Akin

Youth Prize: ¨The Band´s Visit,¨ directed by Eran Kolirin

French National Education Administration Prize: ¨4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days,¨ directed by Cristian Mungiu

Prix France-Culture (career achievement): Rithy Panh