"The Child" ("L'Enfant") by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, starring Jérémie Rénier and Deborah François, has won the top honor at the 58th Cannes International Film Festival.
The Belgian brothers join the ranks of other filmmakers who have twice been honored with the Palme d'Or: the Danish director Bille August, the American director Francis Ford Coppola, the Japanese director Shohei Imamura and... Emir Kusturica, President of the Jury, who announced this year's award winners Saturday evening.
"Hidden" ("Caché") by Michael Haneke picked up the award for Best Director as well as the International Film Critics' Federation Prize (FIPRESCI) and the Ecumenical Jury Prize.
"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," co-produced by EuropaCorp, received the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor.
An Honorary Palme was presented to Catherine Deneuve.
Cannes 2005 complete awards list:
"L' Enfant" ("The Child") by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
"Broken Flowers" by Jim Jarmusch
Tommy Lee Jones for his performance in his film "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"
Hanna Laslo in "Free Zone" by Amos Gitai
"Shanghai Dreams" by Xiaoshuai Wang
"Caché" ("Hidden") by Michael Haneke
Guillermo Arriaga for "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada " by Tommy Lee Jones
Jointly awarded to:
"Me and You and Everyone We Know" by Miranda July and "The Forsaken Land" by Vimukthi Jayasundara
Palme d'Or for Best Short Film
"Podorozhni" ("Wayfarers") directed by Igor Strembitskyy
Jury Special Mention for a Short Film
"Clara" by Van Sowerwine
The jury of the Advanced Technical Image and Sound Commission unanimously awarded the two Vulcain Artist-Technician Prizes to:
Leslie Shatz for the sound design for "Last Days"
Robert Rodriguez for the visual treatment of "Sin City"
Prizes awarded outside the Official Competition
Awarded to the actor Morgan Freeman and the director George Lucas
An Honorary Palme was awarded to the French actress Catherine Deneuve in honor of her acting career.
International Critics' Prize
Official Competition: "Caché" ("Hidden") by Michael Haneke
Un Certain Regard: "Sangre" by Amat Escalante
International Critics' Week: "Crying Fist" by Seung-wan Ryoo
Un Certain Regard Awards
"Death of Mr. Lazarescu" by Cristi Puiu
Intimacy Award: "Le Filmeur" by Alain Cavalier
Hope Award: "Lève-toi et marche" ("Delwende") by S. Pierre Yameogo
CICAE (International Federation of Art Cinemas) "Art et Essai" Award: "Sisters in Law" by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi
Europa Cinemas Label Award: "La Moustache" by Emmanuel Carrère
"Regards Jeunes" Award: "Alice" by Marco Martins
"Cinémas de Recherche" Special Mention: "Odete" by Joao Pedro Rodrigues
SACD Short Film Award: "Du soleil en hiver" by Samuel Collardey
Gras Savoye Short Film Award: "A bras le corps" by Katell Quillévéré
International Critics' Week
Grand Prize: "Me and You and Everyone We Know" by Miranda July
SACD Award: "A Stranger of Mine" by Uchida Kenji and "La Petite Jérusalem" ("Little Jerusalem") by Karin Albou
ACID Award: "Grain in Ear "by Zhang Lu
Canal + Grand Prize for Best Short Film: "Jona/Tomberry" by Rosto
François Chalais Prize
"Quando sei nato non puoi più nasconderti" ("Once You're Born") by Marco Tullio Giordana
National Education Prize
"Cinema, aspirinas e urubus" by Marcelo Gomez
"Cidade Baixa" ("Lower City") by Sérgio Machado
1st Prize: "Buy It Now" by Antonio Campos
2nd Prize (jointly awarded): "Vdvoyom (à deux)" by Nikolay Khomeriki and "Bikur Holim" ("Visiting Hours") by Maya Dreifuss
3rd Prize (jointly awarded): "La Plaine" by Roland Edzard and "Be Quiet" by Sameh Zoabi
Ecumenical Jury Prize
"Caché" ("Hidden") by Michael Haneke
Special Mention: "Lève-toi et marche" ("Delwende") by S. Pierre Yameogo
"Carosse d'Or" from the Film Directors' Society
Awarded to the Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene
French Filmmakers Category: "Avanim" by Raphaël Nadjari
Foreign Filmmakers Category: "Damnation" by Béla Tarr