Anyway, here are the winners:
"The Child," by Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardene, won the plum Palme d’Or and the filmmakers received their trophy from award-winning actors Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman.
It was the second Palme d’Or award for the brothers, their first being "Rosetta" which won the trophy six years ago.
"The Child" tells the story of a young crook (he’s only 20 years old) who is suddenly faced with the responsibilities of fatherhood.
Second placer for the Palme d’Or was "Brojen Flowers," starring Jim Murray as an aging Don Juan in the pursuit of the son he never knew. The movie was directed by Jim Jarmuschi.
The Best Picture award by a first-time director went to two filmmakers: Miranda July from USA for her film "Me and You and Everyone We know;" and Vimukthi Jayasundara of Sri Lanka for "The Forsaken Land." They were chosen by critics.
Tommy Lee Jones collected the best actor award for his role as a Texas hand in "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," his full-feature directorial debut.
The movie also won the Best Screenplay award for Mexican writer Guillermo Arriaga.
Hanna Laslo, who plays a cab driver in Israeli director Amos Gitai’s "Free Zone," was named Best Actress.
Australian filmmaker Michael Haneke won the Best Director trophy for his film "Hidden," which is about a couple menanced by a video stalker.
Chinese director Wang Xiao bagged the 3rd Jury Prize for "Shanghai Dreams," a love story set in 1960, and which tells of Chinese workers who dutifully obeyed the government call to relocate factories in a remote territory.
Some of the most popular films at their year’s festival were unfortunately not in competition. One of them is Woody Allen’s "Match Point" which they Cannes crowd said was his most well-liked film in years and which could have won awards if it were competing.
But the stellar attraction during the festival was "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith." In attendance were the franchise creator George Lucas and the stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson who wore their costumes at the red carpet event.
The closing film was British director Martha Fiennes’ "Chromophobia," starring his brother Ralph Fiennes, Penelope Cruz, Kristine Scott Thomas and Ian Holm.
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