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Palme d'Or and More
Terrence Malick's much loved and much despised film, The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain, with a cameo by Sean Penn, won the Palme d'Or the Cannes Jury announced today.
Kirsten Dunst took th top prize for Melancholia, Jean Dujardin for The Artist, in the acting categories.
The Kid With a Bike, by the Dardenne brothers tied with Once Upon a Time in Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan's for the Grand Prix, while actress/director Mainwenn's "Polisse" took home the Prix du Jury.
"Almost inconceivably, the director of such macabre fantasies as Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas manages to turn his subject's populist kitsch into a humdrum, paint-by-numbers portrait of midcentury Americana," writes Matt Brennan, reviewing Tim Burton's Big Eyes at Slant. See more »