CANNES ’08 and the winners are…

Dear Shaded Viewers,

“Entre Les Murs” (“The Class”) by Laurent Cantent won the Palme d’Or as a jury lead by Sean Penn presented the awards. Sean Penn noted that the award was chosen unanimously by the panel. The best director went to Nuri Bilge Ceylan for “Three Monkeys,” Camera d’Or (best first feature): “Hunger,” directed by Steve McQueen, Jean Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne received the award for best screenplay for “Le Silence de Lorna.” “Gomorra,” directed by Matteo Garrone won the grand prix runner-up prize and the festival’s jury prize went to “Il Divo,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

Prix de la Mise en Scene (best director): Nuri Bilge Ceylan for “Three Monkeys”

Palme d’Or: “Entre Les Murs” (“The Class”), directed by Laurent Cantet
Grand Prix (runner-up): “Gomorra,” directed by Matteo Garrone
Prix de la Mise en Scene (best director): Nuri Bilge Ceylan for “Three Monkeys”
Prix du Scenario (best screenplay): Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne for “Le Silence de Lorna”
Camera d’Or (best first feature): “Hunger,” directed by Steve McQueen
special mention: “Ils mourront tous sauf moi,” directed by Valeria Gai Guermanika
Prix du Jury (jury prize): “Il Divo,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Prix d’interpretation feminine (best actress): Sandra Corveloni for “Linha de Passe”
Prix d’interpretation masculine (best actor): Benicio del Toro for “Che”
Prix de 61st Festival de Cannes: Catherine Deneuve (“Un Conte de noel”) and Clint Eastwood (“The Exchange”)
Palme d’Or (short film): “Metron,” directed by Marian Crisan
special mention: “Jerrycan,” directed by Julius Avery
Also taking prizes at the 61st Festival de Cannes:
Prix Un Certain Regard: Sergey Dvortsevoy’s “Tulpan”
Jury prize: Kurosawa Kiyoshi’s “Tokyo Sonata”
Other winners: Andreas Dresen’s “Wolke 9” (Heat Throb Jury Prize), James Toback’s “Tyson” (The Knockout of Un Certain Regard) and Jean-Stephane Sauvaire’s “Johnny Mad Dog” (The Prize of Hope).



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.