“Ribbon” Wins Top Cannes Ribbon

whiteribbonMichael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon,” a stark, black-and-white drama (pictured) set in a rural German village on the eve of WWI, received the Palme d’Or from the jury of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. The Grand Prix was awarded to French helmer Jacques Audiard‘s tough prison drama, “A Prophet.” Actor Christoph Waltz took the actor prize for his multilingual turn in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.” It was the sole kudo given to an American film in a competition light on Hollywood fare. Charlotte Gainsbourg took the actress prize for her performance as a grieving mother in Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist,” the designated scandale of this year’s fest.

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