22 May 2011 12:28 PM, PDT | IMDb Blog: Cannes Film Festival 2011 | See recent IMDb Blog: Cannes Film Festival 2011 news »

<p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000517/"></a><a href="http://new.blog.imdb.net/files/2011/05/tree.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-2995" src="http://new.blog.imdb.net/files/2011/05/tree.jpg" alt="" width="140" height="220" /></a>Terrence Malick&#8217;s much loved and much despised film,<em> <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478304/">The Tree of Life</a></em>, starring <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000093/">Brad Pitt</a> and <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1567113/">Jessica Chastain</a>, with what is essentially a cameo by <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000576/">Sean Penn</a>, won the Palme d&#8217;Or the Cannes Jury announced today. The notoriously reclusive director was not on hand to receive the prize.&lt;p&gt;</p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000379/">Kirsten Dunst</a> took the top prize for<em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1527186/">Melancholia</a></em>, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0241121/">Jean Dujardin</a> for<em> </em><em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655442/">The Artist</a></em>, in the acting categories.<br /> <em><br /> </em><em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1827512/">Le Gamin Au Vielo</a> (aka: </em><em>The Kid With a Bike)</em>, by the Dardenne brothers tied with <em>Once Upon a Time in Anatolia</em> by Nuri Bilge Ceylan&#8217;s for the Grand Prix, while actress/director <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0494069/">Maïwenn</a>&#8216;s <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1661420/">Polisse</a></em> took home the Prix du Jury.</p> <p>Here&#8217;s the winners from the press release</p> <p><strong>FEATURE FILMS</strong></p> <p><strong>Palme d&#8217;Or:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478304/">The Tree of Life</a> by <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000517/">Terrence Malick</a></p> <p><strong>Grand Prix:</strong></p> <p><em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1827487/">Bir Zamanlar Anadolu&#8217;da</a></em> (Once Upon A Time In Anatolia) by <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0149196/">Nuri Bilge Ceylan</a></p> <p><em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1827512/">Le Gamin Au Vielo</a> (aka: </em><em>The Kid With a Bike)</em> by<a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0201094/">Jean-Pierre Dardenne</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0201095/">Luc Dardenne</a></p> <p><strong>Award for the Best Director:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716347/">Nicolas Winding Refn</a> for <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780504/">Drive</a></em></p> <p><strong>Jury Prize</strong></p> <p><em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1661420/">Polisse</a> </em>by <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0494069/">Maïwenn</a><em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1661420/"></a></em></p> <p><strong>Best Performance for an Actor</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0241121/">Jean Dujardin</a> in<em> </em><em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655442/">The Artist</a></em> by <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0371890/">Michel Hazanavicius</a></p> <p><strong>Best Performance for an Actress</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000379/">Kirsten Dunst</a> in <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1527186/">Melancholia</a></em>, by <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001885/">Lars von Trier</a></p> <p><strong>Award for the Best Screenplay</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0147737/">Joseph Cedar</a> for <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1445520/">Hearat Shulayim</a> (aka: Footnote)<br /> </em></p> <p><strong>SHORT FILMS IN COMPETTION</strong></p> <p><strong>Palme d&#8217;Or</strong></p> <p>Cross-Country by Marina Vroda</p> <p><strong>Jury Prize</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1782395/">Badpakje 46</a> (aka Swimsuit 46) by <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4193732/">Wannes Destoop</a></p> <p><strong>Camera d&#8217;Or</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1754078/">Las acacias</a> by <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0313652/">Pablo Giorgelli</a></p> <p><strong>UN CERTAIN REGARD</strong></p> <p><strong>PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD Ex-æquo</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1922551/">Arirang</a>, by <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1104118/">KIM ki-duk</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1780856/">Halt auf Freier Strecke</a> (Stopped on Track) by director <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0237527/">Andreas Dresen</a></p> <p><strong>SPECIAL JURY PRIZE</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1925421/">Elena</a> by <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1168657/">Andrei Zvyagintsev</a></p> <p><strong>DIRECTING PRIZE</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1488024/">Mohammad Rasoulof</a> for <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1926992/">Bé omid é didar</a> (Au revoir)</p> <p><strong>CINEFONDATION</strong></p> <p><strong>First Cinéfondation Prize</strong></p> <p>Der Brief (The Letter) by Doroteya Droumeva</p> <p><strong>Second Cinéfondation Prize</strong><br /> Drari by Kamal Lazraq<br /> La Fémis, France</p> <p><strong>Third Cinéfondation Prize</strong><br /> Ya-Gan-bi-Hang (Fly by Night) by Son Tae-gyum<br /> Chung-Ang University, South Korea</p> »

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