64th Cannes Film Festival - The End

64th Cannes Film Festival is officially over and every star returns directing and starring in movies. All awards were given and the city lights wouldn't shine so brightly as in the last 12 days. I'm very glad of the jury's choice. It was very unusual that a director didn’t show up to present his movie, but Terrence Malick hasn't arrived either at the end and his Palme d'Or for his "Tree of Life" was excepted by producers William Pohlad and Dede Gardner. French director and actress Maïwenn got the Prix du Jury for "Polisse". She was incredibly emotional, for a moment I thought she would faint. Also I’m very happy for Kirsten Dunst (she couldn't believe here luck after Lars von Trier’s joke) and Jean Dujardin (he played a leading role in the new silent black-and-white movie). Prix de la mise en scène went to Nicolas Winding Refn for his “Drive” and it was a very nice moment, when he thanked to Ryan Gosling. So closing ceremony ended without any surprises, everyone was happy and satisfied. I hope the next year’s Festival would be also funny, eventful, a bit shocking and memorable, because the 64th Festival was.

Searching for interesting videos from Cannes I've found this live performance of Jamie Cullen at the opening ceremony. He sang "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra and "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys. But my favorite moment is when Melanie Laurent dances with Uma Thurman.

And I want to share with you some of the most interesting photos from the latest Cannes photocall after the closing ceremony.

Palme d'Or - Terrence Malick ("The Tree of Life"), but the award was excepted by producers William Pohlad and Dede Gardner  

Ryan Gosling congratulates and kisses Nicolas Winding Refn, who got Prix de la mise en scène  

The end of the Ceremony - Winners and the Jury

The Jury member - beautiful and talented Uma Thurman

Prix d'interprétation féminine - Kirsten Dunst ("Melancholia")

Kirsten Dunst ( Prix d'interprétation féminine ), Robert De Niro (President of the Jury) and Jean Dujardin ( Prix d'interprétation masculine )

Prix du Jury - Maïwenn ("Polisse")

Grand Prix - Dardenne brothers ("The Kid with a Bike"/"Le Gamin au vélo") and Nuri Bilge Ceylan ("Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" / "Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da")

Everything good has come to an end.

Pictures - ZIMBIO

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