1. “Cannes: Winter Sleep Wins Palm d’Or.” Other winners include Julianne Moore, Xavier Dolan, and Jean-Luc Godard.
“After 11 days of films, the Cannes Film Festival wrapped up Saturday night with the closing ceremony. The top prize, the Palme d’Or, went to Winter Sleep. President Jane Campion and her jury including Sofia Coppola, Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Winding Refn and Gael Garcia Bernal picked the prizes from this year’s selection of 18 films in competition. Iconic French actor Lambert Wilson served as master of ceremonies at the event. Cannes Film Festival president Gilles Jacob, who will step down after this year, received a long standing ovation at the event. Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino and star Uma Thurman, in town for a 20th anniversary celebration of their film, announced the winner of the Palme d’Or. Winter Sleep, directed by Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, is an epic story of a marriage starring Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozen, and Demet Akbag. Ceylan dedicated his award ’to the young people of Turkey who have lost their lives during the last year,’ and thanked the festival’s Thierry Fremaux and Jacob for supporting ’such a long film.’ (The film was the longest in the competition at 3 hours, 16 minutes.)”