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Cannes 2012 Winners: ‘Amour’ Wins Palme d’Or

Michael Haneke has just won his second Palme d'Or in the recently concluded 2012 Cannes International Film Festival.

Haneke’s first Palme d’Or was for “The White Ribbon” in 2009. Prior to his 2 Palme d’Ors, he also won the Grand Jury Prize for “The Piano Teacher” in 2001, Best Director for “Caché” in 2005.

Haneke is now the eighth director to win Best Film twice, joining the likes of Francis Ford Coppola and the Daredenne brothers.

List of Winners:

Palme d’Or
AMOUR (LOVE)
Directed by Michael Haneke

Grand Prix
REALITY
Directed by Matteo Garrone

Award for Best Director
Carlos Reygadas
POST TENEBRAS LUX

Award for Best Screenplay
Cristian Mungiu
DUPÃ DEALURI (BEYOND THE HILLS)

Award for Best Actress
Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan
DUPÃ DEALURI (BEYOND THE HILLS)

Award for Best Actor
Mads Mikkelsen
JAGTEN (THE HUNT)

Jury Prize
THE ANGELS’ SHARE
Directed by Ken Loach

Caméra d’Or
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Directed by Benh ZEITLIN

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