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.
- “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
- 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
- Nuri Bilge Ceylan for “Three Monkeys”
- “Il Divo” directed by Paolo Sorrentino
- Benicio del Toro in “Che”
“I’d like to dedicate this to the man himself, Che Guevara.”
- Sandra Corveloni in “Linha de Passe” (Line of Passage)
- “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.