Commissioner Vassiliou salutes winners at Cannes Film Festival
Androulla Vassiliou congratulates Palme d'Or winner Terence Malick, for his film "The Tree of life" and the major success of EU-backed films at Cannes.
Several MEDIA-supported films were among the winners.
In the official competition, "Le gamin au vélo" (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) received the Grand Prix.
Kirsten Dunst was awarded Best Actress for her role in Melancholia (Lars Von Trier).
In the Quinzaine des réalisateurs - the parallel competition - 3 out of 4 prizes went to MEDIA-supported films:
- "Les géants" (Bouli Lanners) received the Art Cinema Award and the SACD prize.
- "Play" (Ruben Östlund) collected the Séance "Coup de Coeur" award.
"Le Havre" (Aki Kaurismäki) won the International Critics' Award from the International federation of Film Critics.