the Cannes film festival finally came to a close last night but, with voting for the European elections already under way, by Saturday the awards had been decided. Jane Campion and her jury threw up a few surprises but the winner was decidedly a more conservative choice. Here's the full list.
Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
The bookie's pick going into the festival ultimately came out on top. Ceylan is a long time favourite on the Croisette but with some ballsier films also on show, you feel the jury might just have lost their nerve. An anti climax perhaps, but surely a master work too.
[The Wonders](movie:1350539) (Alice Rohrwacher)
Essentially the festival's second prize, the Grand Prix went to this beautiful Italian film. A shock to many critics but, for our money, it was the most stunning thing on show.
The Jury award:
Goodbye to Language (Jean Luc Godard)
Mommy (Xavier Dolan)
The festival's bronze medal was shared between the festival's two brashest films. The new wave legend and the Canadian prodigy have a whopping 58 years between them.
Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner)
Many were rooting for Steve Carell's excellent turn in Foxcatcher but for Mike Leigh's wonderful portrait, Spall was just as good.
Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars)
A shocking snub for Marion Cotillard but Moore was at least the next best thing.
Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev)
You get the feeling that timing and politics were against this extraordinary film but Zvyagintsev still walked away with the best script award.