Austrian director Michael Haneke’s film ‘The White Ribbon’ has won the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes.
Another Austrian, actor Christof Waltz, won the prize for best actor, for his role in Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”. In the film he portrays a particularly suave and cruel SS officer. Charlotte Gainsbourg won the best actress award for her role in Lars Von Trier’s controversial film “The Antichrist”. The “Grand Prix du Jury” was won by Jacques Audiard for “A Prophet”.