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Cannes Film Festival Winner is Thai’s film “Uncle Boonmee”

hollywoodnews.com: Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” won the Festival de Cannes’ top honor, the Palme d’Or, as the 63rd annual Festival de Cannes wrapped Sunday night.

Javier Bardem, Juliette Binoche and Elio Germano took acting awards. Films by Amalric, Beauvois, Haroun, were also honored.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul © AFP

Charlotte Gainsbourg, the lead actress of the closing film, ‘The Tree’, made the presentation of the ultimate award. The winner declared: “This Palme is very important for the history of Thailand and the Thai people.” He thanked, “the spirits and ghosts of Thailand,” who allowed him to be where he was today, as well as his parents, who, 30 years ago took him to a small cinema.

See the list of the winners of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival below:

Palme d’Or: ‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’
Grand Prix: ‘Of Gods and Men’
Best Actor: Javiery Bardem – ‘Biutiful’
and Ellio Germano – ‘La Nostra Vita’
Best Actress: Juliette Binoche – ‘Copie Conforme’
Screenplay: ‘Poetry’by Lee Chang-dong
Director: Mathieu Almaric – ‘Tournee or The Tour’
Jury Prize: ‘Un Homme de Crie ‘- A Screaming man
Short film:‘ Chienne d’Histoire’
Camera d’or: Año Bisiesto wins

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