Cannes Film Festival 2012

Cannes Film Festival 2012 posterThe 2012 Cannes Film Festival (65th edition) was taking place from May 16th to May 27th in Cannes, France.

>> Check out the Cannes film festival blog for festival pictures, recap & more.

The president of the jury was Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti who won the Palme d’or in 2001 for The Son’s Room. The jury also included actress/director Hiam Abbass, writer/director Andrea Arnold, actress Emmanuelle Devos, actress Diane Kruger, fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, actor Ewan McGregor, writer/director Alexander Payne and writer/director Raoul Peck.


Here are the award winners:

Palme d’OrAmour* (Michael Haneke)
Grand Prix: Reality (Matteo Garrone)
Director: Carlos Reygadas, Post tenebras, lux
Jury Prize: The Angels’ Share (Ken Loach)
Actor: Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt*
Actress: (Tie) Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan, Beyond the Hills*
Screenplay: Cristian Mungiu, Beyond the Hills*
*read our review below.

Here is the list of films presented at the festival, including our reviews:

Im Nobel (Dans La Brume) – Sergei Loznitsa
The Hunt (The Hunt review) – Thomas Vinterberg
Paradise: Love (Paradise Love review) – Ulrich Seidl
On the Road (On the Road review) – Walter Salles
Post Tenebras Lux – Carlos Reygadas
Vous n’Avez Encore Rien Vu – Alain Resnais
Mud – Jeff Nichols
Baad El Mawkeaa (Apres La Bataille) – Yousry Nasrallah
Beyond the Hills (Beyond the Hills review)- Cristian Mungiu
The Angel’s Share (The Angels’ Share review) – Ken Loach
Like Someone in Love (Like Someone in Love review)- Abbas Kiarostami
Taste of Money – Im Sangsoo
In Another Country (In Another Country review) – Hong Sangsoo
Lawless (Lawless review) – John Hillcoat
Amour (Amour review) – Michael Haneke
Reality – Matteo Garrone
Killing Them Softly (Killing Them Softly review)- Andrew Dominik
The Paperboy – Lee Daniels
Cosmopolis (Cosmopolis review)- David Cronenberg
Holy Motors (Holy Motors review) – Leos Carax
Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson
Rust and Bone (Rust and Bone review) – Jacques Audiard

Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson

Therese D – Claude Miller

Une Journee Particuliere – Gilles Jacob and Samuel Faure
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – Eric Darnell – Tom McGrath
Dario Argento’s Dracula – Dario Argento
Io E Te – Bernardo Berolucci
Hemingway & Gellhorn – Philip Kaufman
Ai To Makoto – Takashi Miike

Der Mull Im Garten Eden – Faith Akin
Mekong Hotel – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Villegas – Gonzalo Tobal
A Musica Segundo Tom Jobim – Nelson Pereira Do Santos
Journal De France – Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon
Les Invisibles – Sebastien Lifshitz
The Central Park Five – Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir – Laurent Bouzereau

Miss Lovely – Ashim Ahluwalia
La Playa – Juan Andres Arango
Les Chevaus De Dieu – Nabil Ayouch
Trois Mondes – Catheron Corsini
Antiviral – Brandon Cronenberg
7 Days In Havana – Benicio Del Toro – Laurent Cantet – Gaspar Noe – Elia Suleiman
Le Grand Soir – Benoit Delepine & Gustave Kervern
Laurence Anyways – Xavier Dolan
Despues De Lucia (After Lucia review) – Michel Franco
Aimer A Perdre La Raison – Joachim Lafosse
Mystery – Lou Ye
Student – Darezhan Omirbayev
La Pirogue – Moussa Toure
Elefante Blanco – Pablo Trapero
Confession Of A Child Of The Century – Sylvie Verheyde
11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate – Koji Wakamatsu
Beasts Of The Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin

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Moland Fengkov

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Based in Paris, Moland is a journalist and photographer; He is more particularly responsible for covering the Cannes film festival for Plume Noire, writing movie reviews and taking gorgeous pictures.
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