The coveted Palme d’Or for best film at the Cannes Festival has gone to a Thai movie by the director Apitchatpong Weerasethakul. He said that during the festival, his thoughts were dominated by the anti-government violence in his home country.
His film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, explores reincarnation as a well-to-do farmer confronts his imminent death.
The award for best actress went to Juliet Binoche for her role in Certified Copy by the Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.
The best actor prize was shared among two winners. Spain’s Javier Bardem won joint honours for his part in the film Biutiful, directed by Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu.
The co-recipient was Italian Elio Germano for La Nostra Vita directed by Daniele Luchetti.
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