The film "Love" is about an elderly couple. The whole action is concentrated in the surroundings of a Parisian apartment, and the main roles in the film are played by Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva.
“I am delighted to be back on stage and receive the Cannes Film Festival award,” the director said when accepting the Palme d'Or. Then Michael Haneke thanked the film crew and the actors, without whom this film would not have turned out the way it has become.
By the way, this is the second Palme d'Or in the director's piggy bank, in 2009 he also received the highest award at the Cannes Film Festival for the film The White Ribbon.
Best Actor Award went to Madsey Mikkelsen, who plays Thomas Winterberg in The Hunt. His hero is a teacher unjustly accused of pedophilia. According to the actor himself, he would like to share this award with his wife, three children and the entire film crew of the film. "In fact, 80 percent of this prize belongs to director Thomas Winterberg," Mikkelsen said.
But the prize for the best actress was given to two actresses at once - Christina Flutour and Cosmina Stratan from the film "Beyond the Hills" by Christian Munju. The girls played friends - former pupils of the orphanage.
The prize for the best directing went to Mexican Carlos Reigadas for the painting "After the Darkness, Light", which tells the story of a married couple who moved to live in a village. The children of the director starred in the roles of the children of the main characters.
The Grand Prix of the film festival was awarded to the film "Reality" by Italian director Matteo Garrone.