The Tree of Life Wins Palme d'Or At Cannes

Summary

Terrence Malick's much-anticipated The Tree of Life has lived up to its hype by taking home the Palme d'Or for Best Picture at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival -- though, true to form, the reclusive director did not appear on stage to accept the prize. This is the filmmaker's first Cannes win, having previously been nominated for 1978's Days of Heaven. Meanwhile, Kirsten Dunst was awarded Best Actress for her role in Melancholia, the dark drama from the festival's favorite wacky persona non grata, Lars von Trier. Dunst thanked her director in the acceptance speech, noting, with wry reference to von Trier's "controversial" remarks, "what a week it's been." Back to Article

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Rash Hunt

Rash Hunt

Haha they fucking knocked on him for Badlands, people question the superiority of "Thin Red Line" over its contemporaries and "New World" got nowhere near the acclaim it deserved but now, finally, Terrence Malick is getting his due. Fucking genius!

May 23 - 06:21 PM

clarkandy

Andy Clark

Whatever you do, don't waste your money with Tree of Life. Utter tripe.

Aug 7 - 11:08 AM

Meysam Bahmany

Meysam Bahmany

Thats Good

Mar 18 - 09:41 PM

Ruslana Dovgal

Ruslana Dovgal

It is a relly good film Don't it?

Nov 14 - 01:44 PM

Ciprian Ciprian

Ciprian Ciprian

This piece of shit movie won ? WTF is wrong with people ?

Dec 3 - 11:06 PM

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