Blanca Portillo、Yohana Cobo和Chus Lampreave
|最佳男演员奖||《光荣岁月》||Jamel Debbouze、萨米·纳西利、Roschdy Zem、
Sami Bouajila和Bernard Blancan
|费比西奖||《气候》||Nuri Bilge Ceylan||土耳其|
|短片评委会奖||《Premiere Neige》||Pablo Aguero||法国/ 阿根廷|
|短片特别提及||《Conte de Quartier》||Florence Miailhe||法国|
|Emmanuelle Béart handed the the Palme d’Or to The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach.
During the Award Ceremony, Ken Loach declared in French: “It’s extraordinary, thank you very much! I’ve forgot all my French words now. It is a great honour for us to be here, because Cannes is the most wonderful cinema celebration in the world, it is the centre of cinema in the world, and the heart of cinema.” Then, in English, he added: “We hope that our film represents a small step in the relationship which the British have with their imperialist past. If we dare to tell the truth about the past, perhaps we shall dare tell the truth about the present.” Then, once more in French, he concluded: “Thank you to the Jury, thank you to Cannes, thank you to Thierry Frémaux and Gilles Jacob. It’s a beautiful award. Thank you to my friends! We made this film together, this Prize isn’t for me but for you all.”
Added comments during the press conference following the ceremony: “I feel stunned. We genuinely were not expecting this, but I’m really delighted for all the people who made the film… That this story has been recognized the way it has is extraordinary.”
|Michele Yeoh had the honours of bestowing the Grand Prize to Bruno Dumont for his film Flandres.
During the Award Ceremony, Bruno Dumont declared: “I am very touched to be here this evening. I am highly honoured with Flandres for all of French cinema. Because French cinema is also Days of Glory, I’m thinking about Rachid Bouchareb and Jean Bréhat who produced these two films. I should like to thank first of all Thierry Frémaux and Gilles Jacob for having selected Flandres in competition. I should like to equally salute the members of the Jury. I am going to dedicate this Prize to those two lights which watch over me in the North, Samuel Boidin and Adelaïde Leroux. I thank you.”
He added at the press conference: “I make films which try to take risks. Films which at least attempt to astonish audiences, which catch them by surprise and aren’t always quite what they’re expecting… I was very happy to be selected, I can’t make a judgement about the Jury. I try to reach moreover the individual, both Wong Kar Wai as well as the filmgoer in some cinema. They are equally important… I accept this prize as an encouragement for what I do. It is also an encouragement for all those who think that we can make a different cinema, without necessarily repeating what the industry tells us.”
|Tim Burton and Marion Cotillard presented Alejandro González Iñárritu the Best Director Prize for his film Babel.
During the Award Ceremony, Alejandro González Iñárritu declared: “Thank you! Six years ago I came with the first part of my trilogy, which finishes here and now, this evening, at its starting point: Amores Perros, 21 Grams and finally Babel. This Festival is thus heavy with meaning for me. My career essentially began here. I was lucky enough to win each time a Prize: at the Critics’ Week for Amores Perros and now this. It is an immense honour to receive the prize which has been awarded to so many eminent directors. It is for me an inconceivable dream. When I came here in 2000 to present my first film in this hall, I had gone to see In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar Wai; I was also struck in the past by Happy Together. To receive this prize is extraordinary for me; this Jury is so talented. My children won’t even believe that I am standing next to Tim Burton. I have difficulty believing it myself… There are so many people whom I should like to thank, who made this film possible. I accept this prize in the name of all, because a film is not only one man and his project, but the result of the collaboration with friends, partners, all those who throughout the world took part in this project in which he believed from day one. To them all, I owe this prize. Last but not least, I accept the Prize with gratitude and dedicate it to my children who travelled with me, they became gypsies just like me. It is children who enable us to feel alive. A great thank you to Thierry Frémaux, to Gilles Jacob. It was for us an extraordinary experience. I want to share this moment with Guillermo del Toro. A great thank you once again to the Jury.”
And additional press conference comments: “I am very proud to have received this prize. It goes beyond my nationality. As a human being, I am an artist, a Mexican and I am a prize-winner. There is something truly exciting in receiving this award. It is always difficult to bring films from Latin America to Cannes, and I hope that, gradually, things will continue to open up, as has been the case during the past six years. We have this year two Mexican films in competition; it is going to encourage us to make better and better films.”
|The Best Screenplay Award went to Pedro Almodóvar for Volver, presented by Souleymane Cissé.
During the Award Ceremony, Pedro Almodóvar declared: “There were many Spanish-speaking films this year at the Festival. I should therefore like to congratulate the other prizewinners: Alejandro and my many girls in the film. Volver is the story of family, a family of women. Before, I used to write on my own, but this time I was surrounded by my sisters who reminded me of all those childhood memories of La Mancha that I had forgotten, as well as all the Spanish cuisine. It is thanks to my sisters that I was able to save it – they were excellent cooks. I equally thank my brother who is our co-producer. And then thanks to all the other people who joined this project and supported it, who resisted my excesses, who supported me, in one way or another, from day to day. They had more humour than I do myself: Lola, Esther and Barbara, thank you! To all, thank you!”
He added at the press conference: “I don’t have the impression of being the director of these tremendous actresses but rather a relative of the family. Each of them wrote half the script without realising it… Over these ten days, reading daily the newspapers about the Festival, I discovered that I was the great favourite. When one is in this position in Cannes, it is a kind of a curse because you never wind up winning the expected prize. I am therefore all the happier this year to have been honoured with this prize for Best Screenplay.”
|Diane Kruger was cast to hand the Best Actor Award to the ensemble cast of Days of Glory by Rachid Bouchareb: Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem and Bernard Blancan.
During the Award Ceremony, Roschdy Zem declared: “I have a thought for the soldiers that we portrayed in the film, who didn’t receive any award. It is to them that I dedicate this Prize. I should like to thank our own Pedro, Rachid Bouchareb. I don’t know if you love us, but we love you very very much.”
Sami Bouajila: “For my part, this film represents the desire of a whole generation, in any event, mine, and I also hope for many of those who preceded us, to rediscover our memory, our history. It is a great cry of love to all.”
Bernard Blancan: “Ever since I was little, I’ve been allergic to injustice and lies. When I was offered this project, I found that there were lots of things to be said, and I was delighted. If I had been the casting director, I don’t know if I would have chosen myself… I would have selected well-known people like Vincent Cassel, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil. They granted me this confidence, they have always shown me incredible respect. This film was both a very powerful artistic and human lesson. The proof, here I am today. Thank you very much, to Rachid and to all the gang.”
Jamel Debbouze: “I wanted to know if there was only one Prize for reasons of organisation… Because I am going to keep it, that’s for sure! I wanted to thank, of course, Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Bréhat the producer, I should like to underscore the importance of all his work. Naturally, the actors, in particular Samy Naceri who wasn’t able to be here this evening due to technical reasons. I should like to thank Khaled for the music, I should like to thank Bertrand Labbé who had me pass from the RMI to the ISF. There are tons like that who I would like to thank. From the bottom of my heart, thanks to Ahmed, to Django Jack who are in the room, Julie, Françoise, all the technical crew of the film. I should absolutely like to thank Michel Poniatowski for the resident’s permit. Without him, my father wouldn’t have been able to enter France! Naturally, Monica Bellucci whom I am going to thank, Samuel L. Jackson, Elia Suleiman, Henri Leconte.” (bursts of laughter) “I absolutely would like to thank the entire Earth. It is my first prize for acting in my whole life, I hope that it won’t be the last. I’ll fight for that. I thank all the guys from the 19th arrondissement, those from 93. I absolutely thank Michel Rocard for the RMI. We’d like to wind up on a high note by singing the hymn of the Algerian, Senegalese, and pied-noir infantrymen who were on the front lines during World War II…”
And Jamel added at the press conference: “I am delighted and euphoric. I didn’t think that we would end up here. This film wasn’t even supposed to have been made, and here we are with an award… This evening is one of the most wonderful moments in my whole life… We don’t claim to have changed things, but we talk about them in any event. There are people who sacrificed themselves so that we can answer your questions today in total freedom. You should never forget it.”
|Jean Rochefort bestowed the Best Actress Award to “a family of actresses”, to the six actresses in Pedro Almodovar’s film Volver: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Chus Lampreave, Yohana Cobo and Blanca Portillo.
Carmen Maura: “Good evening and thank you. We are deeply moved. I am so proud to be present this evening with my four girlfriends from the film. Thanks to everybody, thanks to Pedro who gave me this magnificent role for this return. Thanks to all for giving me the opportunity to be here with them. I want to take advantage of this small moment to send a message to all the other Spanish actresses who have the same qualities as us but haven’t had the good fortune to climb the steps at Cannes.”
Blanca Portillo: “I thank the members of the Jury. It is an honour to be here. It gives me great pleasure that we can share this prize with these other actresses. But above all else, I should like to address my thanks to Pedro. A great thank you to you. You are a magnificent director and an admirable person. I love you.”
Lola Dueñas: “Good Evening and thank you very much for this magnificent and unexpected gift. Thank you, Pedro.”
Yohana Cobo: “I thank the Jury and Pedro for this chance and for everything.”
Penélope Cruz: “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the members of the Jury. It is such an honour to be able to share this Prize with these marvellous actresses who gave me so much inspiration each and every day on the set. I thank them from the bottom of my heart. I think that this Prize belongs to Pedro, to the maestro, whom I love so much and who is one of the most wonderful of human beings. They’ve helped our career and our lives day after day. Thank you for what you do, not only for actresses, but for women all around the world. I’ve always dreamt of being part of this family of women. Thank you Pedro, we adore you.”
Penélope added at the press conference: “Since I’ve known him, since I’ve seen his films, he’s so inspired me, I am so submerged by his talent that I was moved by his manner of perceiving the world. I was enchanted to work with him, he is somebody quite particular and very special. I’ve known him for almost ten years now, I’ve done many thing with him, life experiences. I feel better because he exists in my life.”
|The Jury Prize goes to Red Road by Andrea Arnold
During the Award Ceremony, Andrea Arnold declared: “Good evening. No more than just a few hours ago I was still in London, it is really very strange… I should like to begin by thanking the Festival. Last week, on Saturday evening, I was here, discovering in this hall, on this screen, my film for the very first time. What an experience it was! It was magnificent. Truly I am delighted to have received such a reception. I should like to thank the long list of people who helped me produce and make this film, in particular my actress who is most generous. Kate, wherever you might be, I wish you a most wonderful, good evening. I thank the Jury. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! It’s totally fantastic!”
|Palme d’Or for Best Short Film went to Sniffer by Bobbie Peers. The Short Film Jury presided by Andrei Konchalovsky also gave the Jury Prize to Primera Nieve by Pablo Aguero and Special Mention to Conte de Quartier by Florence Miailhe.
During the Award Ceremony, Bobbie Peers declared: “A big thank you to my little girl, to all my family, to my children and to all those who worked with me on this project. I believed in this story from day one, right from the rough draft. I thank Dream Factory and many other people.”
Added comments during the press conference following the ceremony: “I’ve been writing features for myself since the year 2000; I’ve written three features already, which haven’t been made. So I hope this is the chance to get them made. I also want to make more short films, because it’s a growing format and you can tell certain stories in the short format that you can’t do in a feature.”