Belgian movie L'ENFANT beat 20 other films to win the coveted Palme D'Or at
the Cannes Film Festival in France last night (21MAY05).
L'Enfant, which has the English title of THE CHILD, was directed by
brothers LUC and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and follows a young couple struggling to
survive in France's urban jungle.
This year's (05) festival marked the second time the Dardenne brothers
have picked up the prestigious Palme D'Or - they previously won it in 1999 for
Elsewhere, Tommy Lee Jones won the Best Actor award for his role as PETE
PERKINS in western THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA, which he also
Jones' film also won Best Screenplay for its writer Guillermo Arriaga.
Israeli HANNA LASLO picked up the Best Actress prize for her role in Free
ZONE, about a borderless Middle East. She dedicated her award to her mother,
who died in the Holocaust.
American director Jim Jarmusch won the Grand Prix award for his film
Broken Flowers, which stars Bill Murray, Sharon Stone and Jessica Lange.
Chinese filmmaker Wang Xiaoshuai won the Special Jury Prize for SHANGHAI
Michael Haneke won the Best Director award for French film HIDDEN, while
BEST SHORT FILM went to WAYFARERS by Ukraine moviemaker IGOR STREMBITSKYY.