2014 Cannes Winners

Jury president, Jane Campion, admitted that she was a “little afraid” to watch Ceylan’s film. “I was thinking, oh my god, I’m going to need to take a toilet break, but I sat down, and the film had such a beautiful rhythm and it took me in. I could have stayed there for another couple hours. It was masterful.” She added further, “The real gift of the film is how honest it is,” she added. “It’s ruthless. If I had the guts to be as honest as [Ceylan], I’d be proud of myself.”

Palme d’Or (best picture)
Winter Sleep
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Grand Prix (runner-up)
The Wonders
Director: Alice Rohrwacher

Prix de la Mise en Scene (best director)
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Prix du Scenario (best screenplay)
Writers: Andrey Zvyaginstev and Oleg Negin

Camera d’Or (best first feature)
Party Girl
Directors: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis

Prix du Jury (jury prize)
Director: Xavier Dolan
Goodbye to Language
Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Prix d’interpretation feminine (best actress)
Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars

Prix d’interpretation masculine (best actor)
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner


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La Menthe

Real festival and awards to real films. Too bad few people in hete will ever watch these movies…

I guess peoples lack of interest for art films stems from the simple fact that they are too used to stupid mainstream Hollywood turds to properly digest intellectual and socially critical films.

David Brook

This is very true to an extent although Cannes is very stuck in its ways as to who gets in to the main competition. You can generally predict who is up for the Palme d’Or purely by which big name art house directors have finished production on something.

It’s great that they celebrate interesting films, but it would be nice to credit some new faces once in a while. Saying that, Cannes does have Critics Week, Un Certain Regard and Directors Fortnight which have a wider reach.


Timothy Spall: Fuckin A’ !


He had to rush to cannes from Holland were he was on a boating holiday. 😀

Also great to see him pick the award up after he missed Secrets & Lies winning the Palme in 1996 due to his treatment for leukaemia.

Of the winners i’m only really looking forward to Leviathan.


As an already pretty big fan of Nuri Bilge Ceylan, I’m kind of excited to see the lengthy Palm D’or winner. I should really catch up on ONCE UP ON A TIME IN ANATOLIA.

Jay Steneker

Once Upon a Time In Anatolia is fantastic. Worth it alone for the beautiful photography of the Turkish countryside.

Looking forward to Leviathan as well. The directors debut film The Return is in my top 10 of the last decade easily.

Kurt Halfyard

Wholeheartedly agree on the Andrei Zvyagintsev love: http://kurtscomment.blogspot.com/2007/04/kbt-presents-return.html

And I dug his follow up film, even if it was less tight and focused as THE RETURN.

David Brook

Add another hat into the ring for Anatolia love. That film was mesmerising and surprisingly funny at times, in a very subtle way. I struggled to get into Uzak (a.k.a. Distant) and Three Monkeys although I watched them a while ago when I was less inclined towards slow burn cinema.

Andrew James

I love the diversity of the RowThree audience.

Jape Man

I’m really surprised they didn’t go with the Assayas movie with was kind of my pick to win from the very beginning.

Perhaps it lost out because it’s in English?