Cannes 2014: ‘Winter Sleep’ wins Palme d’Or

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan this evening won Cannes’ top prize, the coveted Palme d’Or, for his latest film, Winter Sleep. A worthy award winner after previously coming close with such past efforts as 2011’s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) and Three Monkeys (2008), Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders and Bennett Miller’s Oscar hopeful Foxcatcher had to settle for the Grand Prix and Best Director awards respectively, with the Jury Prize a tie between Canadian enfant terrible Xavier Dolan for Mommy and French Nouvelle Vague old-hand Jean-Luc Godard for Adieu au Langage. Other winners on the night included Timothy Spall, Best Actor for his turn in Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner and Julianne Moore (Best Actress) for her terrific performance in David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars.

Palme d’Or
Winter Sleep, dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan (review here)
Grand Prix
The Wonders, dir. Alice Rohrwacher (review here)
Best Director
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher (review here)
Jury Prize
Adieu au Langage, dir. Jean-Luc Godard & Mommy, dir. Xavier Dolan
Best Screenplay
Leviathan, dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev (review here)
Best Actor
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner (review here)
Best Actress
Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars (review here)
Camera d’Or
Party Girl, dir. Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger & Samuel Theis (review here)

The 67th Cannes Film Festival takes place from 14-25 May 2014. For more Cannes coverage, simply follow this link.

John Bleasdale

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