The Cannes Film Festival or Festival de Cannes is an annual event which aims to showcase the profile of films that help contribute and improve the development of cinema, celebrating it in an intercontinental level. It is a week-long celebration. The 67th Cannes Film Festival has started screening its entries on May 14, 2014. The festivities officially ended on Sunday, May 24, 2014, recognizing this year’s winners. Read on to find out more about the 67th Cannes Film Festival winners.
Listed below are the 67th Cannes Film Festival winners under the Competition category. If you want to view the complete list, including the winners from the different categories, you can visit the festival’s official Web site by clicking HERE.
Best Director: Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
Best Screenplay: Oleg Negin and Andrey Zvyagintsev, “Leviathan”
Best Actor: Timothy Spall, “Mr. Turner”
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, “Maps to the Stars”
Jury Prize: “Mommy” by Xavier Dolan and “Adieu Au Language” (Goodbye to Language) by Jean-Luc Godard
Grand Prix: “Le Meraviglie” (The Wonders) by Alice Rohrwacher
Palme d’Or: “Winter Sleep” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
In his acceptance speech, Ceylan mentioned that winning came as a surprise to him. He also acknowledged the 2013–2014 Gezi Park protest in his hometown, which led to the death of 11 people.
“This is a great surprise for me . . . I want to dedicate the prize to all the young people of Turkey, including those who lost their lives over the past year,” said Ceylan as reported by Variety.
Jane Campion led the competition jury for Cannes 2014. She emphasized that the gender of the filmmakers had never been discussed or questioned. Meanwhile, a journalist had an issue with Ceylan’s portrayal of women in his award-winning film. Campion backed Ceylan up by praising how he could be so honest with his characters.
“When you portray an ideal, you’re betraying reality and that’s no help to anybody. If I had the guts to be as honest as this director is about his characters, I’d be proud of myself,” said Campion in the same Variety feature.
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