May 25, 2008 / 6:34 PM / 11 years ago

FACTBOX-Cannes film festival winners and what they said

CANNES, France (Reuters) - The 61st Cannes Film Festival ended on Sunday with a glittering red-carpet award ceremony. Following are the winners of the main prizes and a selection of quotes.

PALME D’OR

- “Entre Les Murs” (The Class), directed by Laurent Cantet

“The film we wanted to make had to be a reflection of French society — multiple, many-faceted, complex. Sometimes also with friction that the film does not try to cover up,” Cantet said.

GRAND PRIX (Runner-up prize)

- “Gomorra” (Gomorrah) directed by Matteo Garrone

SPECIAL PRIZE

- Catherine Deneuve

“It is such a joy to be able to continue to be in such fine, sensitive films as this one and I want to continue to make films as long as there are such rare directors as Arnaud Desplechin” (who directed her in competition film “Un Conte de Noel” (Christmas Tale).

- Clint Eastwood

BEST DIRECTOR

- Nuri Bilge Ceylan for “Three Monkeys”

JURY PRIZE

- “Il Divo” directed by Paolo Sorrentino

BEST ACTOR

- Benicio del Toro in “Che”

“I’d like to dedicate this to the man himself, Che Guevara.”

BEST ACTRESS

- Sandra Corveloni in “Linha de Passe” (Line of Passage)

BEST SCREENPLAY

- “Lorna’s Silence” by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

CAMERA D’OR (Prize for directorial debut)

- “Hunger”, directed by Steve McQueen

“The film is about people in a situation of extreme pressure and what people do and what we do,” he said of “Hunger”, about the hunger strike by Northern Irish guerrilla Bobby Sands.

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