Cannes 2014 came to a close this weekend, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan was awarded the Palme d’Or for Winter Sleep.

“I could have stayed there for another couple of hours. I see it like a Chekhov story where the characters torture each other but very cleverly. I saw myself in all of them. I thought it was very sophisticated. If I had the guts to be as honest as this director about his characters, I’d be proud of myself.”

— Jury president Jane Campion.
Other awards were distributed evenly between critical favourites:

Best Director: Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Grand Prix: The Wonders, directed by Alice Rohrwacher
Best Screenplay: Leviathan, Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin
Camera d’Or for Best First Feature: Party Girl, directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, and Samuel Theis
Jury Prize: Mommy, directed by Xavier Dolan; Goodbye to Language directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
Best Actor: Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
Prix Un Certain Regard: White God (Fehér isten), directed by Kornél Mundruczó
Directors’ Fortnight Prize: Love at First Fight (Les Combattants), directed by Thomas Cailley
International Critics’ Week Prize: The Tribe, directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

Biggest surprise? Nothing for the Dardennes and their Two Days One Night star Marion Cotillard.

Cannes 2014 came to a close this weekend, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan was awarded the Palme d’Or for Winter Sleep.

“I could have stayed there for another couple of hours. I see it like a Chekhov story where the characters torture each other but very cleverly. I saw myself in all of them. I thought it was very sophisticated. If I had the guts to be as honest as this director about his characters, I’d be proud of myself.”

— Jury president Jane Campion.

Other awards were distributed evenly between critical favourites:

Best Director: Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Grand Prix: The Wonders, directed by Alice Rohrwacher

Best Screenplay: Leviathan, Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin

Camera d’Or for Best First Feature: Party Girl, directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, and Samuel Theis

Jury Prize: Mommy, directed by Xavier Dolan; Goodbye to Language directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars

Best Actor: Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner

Prix Un Certain Regard: White God (Fehér isten), directed by Kornél Mundruczó

Directors’ Fortnight Prize: Love at First Fight (Les Combattants), directed by Thomas Cailley

International Critics’ Week Prize: The Tribe, directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

Biggest surprise? Nothing for the Dardennes and their Two Days One Night star Marion Cotillard.

(Source: filmcomment.com)