Robert here, to let you know that the Cannes awards are official, some surprises and some not.
<--Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Weerasethakul's film was one of the few widely praised ones at the festival. Add to this a sense of topical unconventionality that many thought would appeal to Burton and his jury.
Of Gods and Men directed by Xavier Beauvoi
Mathieu Amalric for directing Tournee
Definitely a bit of a surprise. Amalric's film premiered early to lackluster response and many people expected it was forgotten by now. Apparently not
A Screaming Man, directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Another of the few almost universally praised films at this year's festival.
Best Performance for an Actor
Javier Bardem in Biutiful &
This was largely expected. Will Oscar take notice? They've liked Bardem and director Inarritu in the past. Or does the miserablist tone of the film hurt?
Best Performance for an Actress
This probably won't be on Oscar's radar (Abbas Kiarostami's films have never been). This is however the first Cannes Best Actress award for 2010 poster girl Ms. Binoche.
Lee Chang-dong for writing Poetry