As the 2011 Cannes Film Festival concluded tonight in France, Robert de Niro and the jury presented awards to close out the event. Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life was the winner of the Palme d’Or, the festival’s award for best picture.
The reclusive director did not take the stage to accept the prize, but one of the film’s producers, Bill Pohlad, said that Malick was too shy to receive the award.
Our final FilmLinc.com podcast from the Cannes Film Festival is a quickly assembled dispatch from the awards ceremony, including clips from speeches by some of tonight’s awards ceremony in France.
The full list of winners follows:
Palme d’Or: The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick
Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive
Grand Prix (shared): The Kid with a Bike, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne & Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Best Screenplay: Joseph Cedar for Footnote (Hearat Shulayim)
Camera d’Or for Best First Feature: Las Acacias, directed by Pablo Gorgelli
Jury prize: Polisse, directed by Maiwenn
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst for Melancholia
Best Actor: Jean Dujarin for The Artist
Palme d’Or for Short Film: Cross Country, directed by Marina Viroda