Cannes International Film Festival 2009

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This year's jury president: the actress Isabelle Huppert
Also a member of the nine-person main jury: Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Represented in the competition for the Palme d'Or: American director Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
Also represented in the international competition: the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar (Los abrazos rotos)

The 62nd Cannes International Film Festival took place from May 13-24, 2009. The film festival was opened for the first time with an animated film, the Disney - Pixar production Oben (original title: Up ). Jan Kounen's romantic drama Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky was chosen as the graduation film. Both films were shown out of competition. The main prize, the Golden Palm , went to the contribution The White Ribbon by Austrian Michael Haneke .

After eight years, the office of jury president was again held by a woman, the French actress Isabelle Huppert . The selection of films was dominated both in the competition for the Golden Palm , the main prize of the festival, and in the sub-sections by European auteur films . The German-language film was represented this year alone with Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. Invitations for German or Swiss filmmakers were not issued.

The economic crisis made itself felt at the festival, among other things, through a decline in hotel reservations. Well-known receptions such as those of the Vanity Fair magazine or the German film organization German Films have been canceled or were significantly smaller than in previous years. The film market in Cannes, where film producers and distributors have the opportunity to find partners to finance their film projects or to buy work that has already been completed, complained of extreme reluctance to buy and new deals.

Official selection

International competition

Competition jury

Isabelle Huppert was presented on January 2, 2009 as the successor to last year's jury president Sean Penn . The French film and theater actress had already been a member of the jury of the film festival in 1984, while she had been awarded the Acting Prize in 1978 for Violette Nozière and in 2001 for The Piano Player . After Olivia de Havilland (1965), Sophia Loren (1966), Michèle Morgan (1971), Ingrid Bergman (1973), Jeanne Moreau (1975 and 1995), Françoise Sagan (1979), Isabelle Adjani (1997) and Liv Ullmann (2001 ) was held by a woman for the tenth time as the jury president. With the decision in favor of the 55-year-old, Huppert's “service to artistic cinema” was recognized, as the festival director Thierry Frémaux announced. At the opening of the film festival, the jury president announced programmatically: “We are not here to judge films. We are here to love films. ”She hopes that the works“ not only touch emotionally, but also stimulate thought. ”

Huppert was assisted by eight jury members. It was almost exclusively filmmakers:

The international jury

The jury, which originally consisted of eight members, was expanded to include Tagore on May 4, 2009.

Competitors for the Golden Palm

The other jury members as well as the official program were presented on April 23, 2009 at a press conference in Paris. The participation of the director Quentin Tarantino with Inglourious Basterds was already considered certain in advance . The new film by the American, who received the Palm of Gold for Pulp Fiction in 1994 , is about a group of Jewish-American soldiers who are supposed to kill as many German occupiers as possible in France during World War II . Inglourious Basterds was shot mainly in Berlin . In addition to Brad Pitt and the French Mélanie Laurent , the German-Austrian actor Christoph Waltz and numerous German actors such as Diane Kruger , Daniel Brühl , Til Schweiger and Gedeon Burkhard are represented.

After the criticism arose in recent years that American productions had dominated the film festival, as in the previous year, most film productions came from Europe (eleven films), followed by Asia (five films) and the United States (two). According to Artistic Director Thierry Frémaux, many American film productions could not have been completed on time due to the strike by Hollywood screenwriters . The field of participants is supplemented by contributions from Israel and Australia, while film productions from Latin America or Africa are not represented.

“This is a year with the big names in cinema,” said Frémaux about this year's competition. With the exception of the Spanish film director Isabel Coixet ( Map of the Sounds of Tokyo ) , the other 19 directors were represented at least once in the competition for the Palme d'Or. In addition to Tarantino, three more of these have already been awarded the main prize: the New Zealander Jane Campion (1993 for Das Piano ), the Briton Ken Loach (2006 for The Wind That Shakes the Barley ) and the Dane Lars von Trier (2000 for Dancer in the Dark ). Campion received an invitation to Cannes for Bright Star . The film depicts the love affair between the 23-year-old poet John Keats (1795-1821) and the five years younger Fanny Brawne, played by the British Ben Whishaw and the Australian Abbie Cornish . In his competition entry Looking for Eric, Loach focuses on a soccer-loving mail carrier (played by Steve Evets) who gets into a life crisis and receives help from the former soccer player Eric Cantona . In his Antichrist , which is somewhere between drama and horror film, von Trier tells of a couple (played by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe ) who try to save their marriage during a holiday together in a remote forest. In addition to Coixet and Campion, a third female director is represented in the competition, Andrea Arnold . In the drama Fish Tank , the British actress tells the story of a 15-year-old (played by amateur actress Katie Jarvis) whose life is beginning to be changed by her mother's new boyfriend.

Another favorite was the Austrian Michael Haneke , who received an invitation to Cannes for the German co-production The White Ribbon . The film is set on the eve of the First World War and describes the mysterious incidents in a village school choir. Haneke is represented in the competition for the fifth time, having won the Grand Jury Prize and the Director's Prize in 2001 for piano player and in 2005 for Caché . A German director was not represented. Fatih Akin's film Soul Kitchen had received an invitation to the official program, but the director needed more time for editing and a possible re-shoot and therefore canceled the festival directors. Last year Wim Wenders competed unsuccessfully with Palermo Shooting for the Palme d'Or. The number of well-known auteur filmmakers was so large that the American Jim Jarmusch , who had been represented seven times in the competition (Grand Jury Prize 2005) for his crime drama The Limits of Control, surprisingly received no invitation.

After winning last year, French directors were most frequently represented in the competition with a total of four film productions. Besides Xavier Giannolis À l'origine and Wild Grass by Alain Resnais was able to Jacques Audiard make up the main prize hopes. In his crime drama A Prophet , he traces the path of an orphan boy of Maghrebian descent (played by Tahar Rahim ) who, with the help of the Corsican mafia, becomes an influential criminal. Gaspar Noé , who caused an uproar in Cannes in 2002 with the depictions of violence in his film Irreversible , was represented with the English-language drama Enter the Void , which deals with the relationship between a pair of siblings. The Asian contributions were Lou Yes secretly staged film Chūn fēng chén zuì de wǎn shàng (Spring Fever) , the vampire story Bak-Jwi (Thirst) by South Korean Park Chan-wook , the Filipino thriller Kinatay by Brillante Mendoza and Johnnie Tos Vengeance , in the Johnny Hallyday portrays a former professional killer in Hong Kong , while the Taiwanese Tsai Ming-liang was able to engage such well-known actors as Mathieu Amalric , Jeanne Moreau and Fanny Ardant for his film Visage (Face) . Tsai's compatriot Ang Lee , Oscar winner and two-time Golden Lion winner , presented a comedy about the music festival of the same name with the US production Taking Woodstock .

Pedro Almodóvar's competition entry Los abrazos rotos (English: Torn Hugs ) was already launched in Spain, in which he again entrusted Penélope Cruz with the lead role. The director's most expensive film to date tells of the relationship between an unsuccessful actress who ends tragically, and was recognized in Almodóvar's homeland primarily because of the strong male roles. The Italian Marco Bellocchio took on the fate of Benito Mussolini's secret wife , Ida Dalser (played by Giovanna Mezzogiorno ), with Vincere , while the Palestinian director Elia Suleiman traces the history of the State of Israel with The Time That Remains .

Feature films

An overview of the 20 feature film productions that were represented in the international competition for the Golden Palm . These were selected from 1670 proposals from 120 countries.

Movie Director country Actor (selection)
À l'origine Xavier Giannoli France Gérard Depardieu , François Cluzet , Emmanuelle Devos
Los abrazos rotos Pedro Almodovar Spain Penélope Cruz , Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo
Antichrist Lars from Trier Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland Willem Dafoe , Charlotte Gainsbourg
Bak-Jwi (Thirst) Park Chan-wook South Korea, USA Eriq Ebouaney , Song Kang-ho , Shin Ha-kyun
Bright Star Jane Campion Australia, UK, France, USA Ben Whishaw , Abbie Cornish
Chūn fēng chén zuì de wǎn shàng (Spring Fever) Lou Ye China, France Qin Hao, Chen Sicheng, Wang Ping
Enter the Void Gaspar Noé France Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta
Fish tank Andrea Arnold United Kingdom, Netherlands Katie Jarvis , Michael Fassbender , Kierston Wareing
Les herbes folles Alain Resnais France, Italy André Dussollier , Sabine Azéma , Emmanuelle Devos
Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino USA, Germany Brad Pitt , Diane Kruger , Mélanie Laurent , Christoph Waltz , Daniel Brühl
Kinatay Brilliant Mendoza Philippines Coco Martin, Julio Diaz, Mercedes Cabral
Looking for Eric Ken Loach United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium Steve Evets, Éric Cantona , Stephanie Bishop
Map of the Sounds of Tokyo Isabel Coixet Spain Rinko Kikuchi , Sergi López , Manabu Oshio
Un prophète Jacques Audiard France Tahar Rahim , Niels Arestrup , Maeva Blue
Taking Woodstock Ang Lee United States Demetri Martin , Jonathan Groff , Eugene Levy
The Time That Remains Elijah Suleiman Israel, France, Belgium, Italy Ali Suliman, Saleh Bakri, Elia Suleiman
Vengeance Johnnie To Hong Kong, France, USA Simon Yam , Johnny Hallyday , Sylvie Testud
Vincere Marco Bellocchio Italy, France Giovanna Mezzogiorno , Filippo Timi , Corrado Invernizzi
Visage (Face) Tsai Ming-liang Taiwan, France, Belgium Mathieu Amalric , Laetitia Casta , Jean-Pierre Léaud
The white ribbon - a German children's story Michael Haneke Austria, France, Germany Susanne Lothar , Ulrich Tukur , Burghart Klaußner

Un Certain Regard

In the Un Certain Regard series , works by little-known filmmakers will be shown, which will be awarded a prize worth 30,000 euros. In 2009, there was no feature film from Germany, Austria or Switzerland, after Andreas Dresen's drama Cloud Neun was invited and awarded the previous year . This year's jury was led by the Italian film director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino , who last year was represented with Il Divo in the competition for the Golden Palm and received the jury's prize. Sorrentino was supported by French actress Julie Gayet , Piers Handling , director of the Toronto International Film Festival , Indian journalist and festival organizer Uma Da Cunha and Swede Marit Kapla , director of the Gothenburg International Film Festival . The series was opened with the Iranian contribution Kasi az Gorbehaye Irani Khabar Nadareh (No One Knows About Persian Cats) by Bahman Ghobadi , who deals with the indie rock scene in Tehran . Also represented was the Romanian Cristian Mungiu , winner of the Golden Palm 2007. With the joint effort Amintiri din Epoca de Aur (Eng: "Stories from the Golden Age" ) Mungiu looks back on the Ceaușescu years.

Movie Director country Actor (selection)
À Deriva (Adrift) Heitor Dhalia Brazil Camilla Belle , Vincent Cassel
Amintiri din Epoca de Aur (Tales From the Golden Age) Hanno Höfer
Razvan Marculescu
Cristian Mungiu
Constantin Popescu
Ioana Uricaru
Romania Diana Cavaliotti, Radu Iacoban, Tania Popa
Demain dès l'aube Denis Dercourt France Vincent Perez , Jérémie Renier , Adeline Zarudiansky
Eyes wide open Haim Tabakman Israel documentary
Independencia (Independence) Raya Martin Philippines, France, Germany Tetchie Agbayani, Sid Lucero
Irène Alan Cavalier France
Kasi az Gorbehaye Irani Khabar Nadareh (No One Knows About Persian Cats) Bahman Ghobadi Iran
Kūki ningyō (Air Doll) Hirokazu Koreeda Japan Bae Doo-na , Jō Odagiri, Susumu Terajima
Kynodontas ( Dogtooth ) Yorgos Lanthimos Greece Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia
Morrer como um homem (Mourir Comme Un Homme) João Pedro Rodrigues Portugal
Mother Bong Joon-ho South Korea Bin Won, Ku Jin, Hye-ja Kim
Nang Mai (Nymph) Pen-Ek Ratanaruang Thailand
Le père de mes enfants Mia Hansen-Løve France, Germany Chiara Caselli, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing , Dominique Frot
Politist, Adjective (Policier, Adjectif) Corneliu Porumboiu Romania Dragoș Bucur , Vlad Ivanov, Cosmin Selesi
Precious Lee Daniels United States Gabourey Sidibe , Lenny Kravitz , Mo'Nique
Samson & Delilah Warwick Thornton Australia Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson
The Silent Army Jean van de Velde Netherlands
Skazka pro temnotu (Tale in the Darkness) Nikolai Chomeriki Russia
Tzar (Le Tsar) Pavel Lungin Russia, France
Los Viajes del Viento (Les Voyages Du Vent) Ciro Guerra Colombia Agustin Nieves, Erminia Martinez, José Luis Torres

Short film competition

The jury of the short film competition, in which a Golden Palm is also awarded, was chaired this year by British director and screenwriter John Boorman . Boorman, who was awarded the directorial prize in Cannes in 1970 and 1988 , was supported by the French director Bertrand Bonello , his Tunisian colleague Ferid Boughedir and the actresses Leonor Silveira from Portugal and Zhang Ziyi from China. The jury also awards the prize in the Cinéfondation series every year .

Movie Director country Length (in min.)
After Tomorrow Emma Sullivan Great Britain 15 ′
arena João Salaviza Portugal 15 ′
Ciao mama Goran Odvorcic Croatia 10 ′
Klusums Laila Pakalnina Latvia 14 ′
Larsog Peter Daniel Borgman Denmark 15 ′
L'Homme à la Gordini Jean-Christophe Lie France 10 ′
Miss Jochem De Vries Netherlands 12 ′
Rumbo Alex Brendemühl Spain 12 ′
The six dollar fifty man Mark Albiston
Louis Sutherland
New Zealand 15 ′


For the Cinéfondation series, launched in 1998, seventeen short films from 13 different countries were selected, including both animation and real- life films . The program helps young film students promote and complete their projects. The short film jury led by John Boorman acted as the jury.

Movie Director country Length (in min.)
#1 Noamir Castéra Belgium 4 ′
Baba Zuzana Kirchnerová-Spidlová Czech Republic 20 ′
By the Grace of God (Par la grace de dieu) Ralitza Petrova United Kingdom 37 ′
Chapa Thiago Ricarte Brazil 15 ′
Le contretemps Dominique Baumard France 39 ′
Diploma (diplomas) Yaelle Kayam Israel 22 ′
El boxeador (Le boxeur) Juan Ignacio Pollio Argentina 10 ′
Goodbye Song catch China 31 ′
Gutter Dan Ransom Day United States 17 ′
The horn Yim Kyung-dong South Korea 23 ′
Kasia Elisabet Lladó Belgium 11 ′
Małżonkowie Dara van Dusen Poland 12 ′
Nammae ui jip Jo Sung-hee South Korea 43 ′
Il naturalista Giulia Barbera
Gianluca Lo Presti
Federico Parodi
Michele Tozzi
Italy 5 ′
Segal Yuval Shani Israel 23 ′
Sylfidden (La sylphidde) Dorte Bengtson Denmark 7 ′
Traverses Hugo Frassetto France 5 ′

Side rows

Semaine de la critique

In parallel to the award of the Golden Palm, the Semaine de la critique , which has existed since 1962 (until 2007 Semaine internationale de la critique ), is dedicated to discovering new talent. Organized by the Syndicat français de la critique de cinéma , only first films or second works by young directors compete. The competition always includes seven feature films and seven short film works, which have been awarded various prizes since 1990. The “International Critics' Week” is accompanied by special screenings of numerous short films.

Feature films

Movie Director country Actor (selection)
Goodbye Gary Nassim Amaouche France Jean-Pierre Bacri, Dominique Reymond, Yasmine Belmadi
Altiplano Peter Brosens
Jessica Woodworth
Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands Magaly Solier Romero , Jasmin Tabatabai , Olivier Gourmet
Huacho Alejandro Fernández Almendras Chile, France, Germany Clemira Aguayo, Alejandra Yáñez, Cornelio Villagrán
Lost Persons Area Caroline Strubbe Belgium Lisbeth Gruwez, Sam Louwyck, Kimke Desart
Time for pescar Álvaro calculator Uruguay, Spain Gary Piquer, Jouko Ahola, Antonella Costa
Ordinary People Vladimir Perisic Serbia, France Relja Popovic, Boris Isakovic, Miroslav Stevanovic
Sirta la gal ba Shahram Alidi Iraq Omar Chawshin, Maryam Boubani, Fakher Mohammad Barzani

Short films

Movie Director country Length (in min.)
C'est gratuit for the filles Marie Amachoukeli
Claire Burger
France 23 ′
Logorama H5 France 16 ′
Noche adentro Pablo Lamar Paraguay 17 ′
Runaway Cordell Barker Canada 9 ′
Slitage Patrick Eklund Sweden 18 ′
Together Eicke Bettinga Germany, Great Britain 14 ′
Tulum Dalibor Matanić Croatia 15 ′

Quinzaine des réalisateurs

The side series Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (German: Two Weeks of Directors ) was launched in 1969 on the basis of the May riots that had taken place a year earlier and is organized by the Société des réalisateurs de films (SRF). Feature films (documentaries and feature films) as well as a large number of short films from all over the world will be shown without a prize being awarded. The section opened with Francis Ford Coppola's film Tetro , which the two-time winner of the Palme d'Or had originally submitted for the official competition. After the organizers of the festival only offered the American director a place outside the competition, Coppola gave Tetro to the side series.

Feature films

Movie Director country Actor (selection)
Ajami Scandar Copti
Yaron Shani
Amreeka Cherien Dabis United States Hiam Abbass , Alia Shawkat
Les beaux gosses Riad Sattouf France Vincent Lacoste, Anthony Sonigo, Alice Tremolières
Carcasses Denis Coté Canada documentary
Daniel y Ana Michel Franco Mexico Dario Yazbek Bernal, Marimar Vega, Chema Torre
Eastern Plays Came Kalew Bulgaria Hristo Hristov, Ovanes Torosian, Saadet Isil Aksoy
La Famille Wolberg Axelle Ropert France François Damiens, Valérie Benguigui, Valentin Vigourt
Go Get Some Rosemary Benny Safdie
Joshua Safdie
United States Ronald Bronstein
Here Tzu-Nyen Ho Singapore John Low, Jo Tan
Humpday Lynn Shelton United States Mark Duplass , Joshua Leonard , Alycia Delmore
I love you Phillip Morris Glenn Ficarra
John Requa
United States Jim Carrey , Ewan McGregor , Leslie Mann
J'ai tué ma mère de Xavier Dolan Canada Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément
Jal Aljido Motamyunseo (Like You Know It All) Hong Sangsoo South Korea Jung-woo Ha, Tae-woo Kim, Ko Hyeon-jeong
Karaoke Chan Fui (Chris) Chong Malaysia
La Merditude des choses Felix Van Groeningen Belgium Johan Heldenbergh, Koen De Graeve, Pauline Grossen
Navidad Sebastian Lelio Chile Manuela Martelli, Diego Ruiz, Alicia Rodriguez
Ne change rien Pedro Costa Portugal Jeanne Balibar , Rodolphe Burger
Oxhide II Liu Jia Yin China
La Pivellina Tizza Covi
Rainer Frimmel
Austria, Italy
Polytechnique Denis Villeneuve Canada Maxim Gaudette , Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse
Le Roi de l'évasion Alain Guiraudie France
La Terre de la folie Luc Moullet France
Tetro Francis Ford Coppola Argentina, Spain, Italy Alden Ehrenreich, Maribel Verdú , Carmen Maura
Yuki and Nina Nobuhiro Suwa
Hippolyte Girardot
France, Japan Noë Sampy, Arielle Moutel, Tsuyu Shimizu

Short films

Movie Director country Length (in min.)
A Repüles Története Balint Kenyeres Hungary, France 15 ′
American minor Charlie White United States 8th'
Anna Rúnar Rúnarsson Denmark 35 ′
El ataque de los robots de Nebulosa-5 Chema Garcia Ibarra Spain 17 ′
Canção de amor e saúde João Nicolau Portugal, France 35 ′
Cicada Amiel Courtin-Wilson Australia 9 ′
Drommar Från Skogen Johannes Nyholm Sweden 9 ′
Dust Kid Yumi Jung South Korea 10 ′
Les Fugitives (The Fugitives) Guillaume head France 25 ′
Hunting Fever - The Hunting Fever Alessandro Comodin Belgium 20 ′
John Wayne Hated Horses Andrew T. Betzer United States 10 ′
Nice Maud Alpi France 25 ′
SuperBarraco Renata Pinheiro Brazil 17 ′
Thermidor Virgil Vernier France 17 ′

Caméra d'Or

The Caméra d'Or (Golden Camera) has been awarded since 1978 for the best debut film by a director, regardless of which section he is represented in. The international jury is headed by the French actor Roschdy Zem , who received the Cannes Acting Award in 2006 together with the male actors from Days of Fame . In addition to Zem, the camerawoman Diane Baratier , Olivier Chiavassa , director of the film studio Laboratoires Eclair , the director Sandrine Ray , the critic Charles Tesson and Edouard Waintrop , director of the Freiburg International Film Festival, sit on the jury.

The following 20 films shown in Cannes are debut works:

  • Adieu Gary by Nassim Amaouche ("Semaine Internationale de la Critique")
  • Les Beaux Gosses by Riad Sattouf ("Quinzaine des Réalisateurs")
  • Daniel y Ana by Michel Franco ("Quinzaine des Réalisateurs")
  • Eastern Plays by Kamen Kalev ("Quinzaine des Réalisateurs")
  • Eyes Wide Open by Haim Tabakman (Official Selection - "Un Certain Regard")
  • La Famille Wolberg by Axelle Ropert ("Quinzaine des Réalisateurs")
  • Here by Tzu-Nyen Ho ("Quinzaine des Réalisateurs")
  • Hierro by Gabe Ibáñez ("Semaine Internationale de la Critique")
  • Huacho by Alejandro Fernández Almendras ("Semaine Internationale de la Critique")
  • I Love You Phillip Morris by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa ("Quinzaine des Réalisateurs")
  • J'ai tué ma mère by Xavier Dolan ("Quinzaine des Réalisateurs")
  • Karaoke by Chan Fui ("Quinzaine des Réalisateurs")
  • Lascars by Emmanuel Klotz and Albert Pereira Lazaro ("Semaine Internationale de la Critique")
  • Lost Persons Area by Caroline Strubbe ("Semaine Internationale de la Critique")
  • Mal dia para pescar by Alvaro Brechner ("Semaine Internationale de la Critique")
  • Ordinary People by Frédéric Heinrich ("Semaine Internationale de la Critique")
  • Panique au village by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier (Official Selection - "Séance de Minuit")
  • Rien de personnel by Mathias Gokalp ("Semaine Internationale de la Critique")
  • Samson & Delilah by Warwick Thornton (Official Selection - "Un Certain Regard")
  • Sirta la gal ba by Shahram Alidi ("Semaine Internationale de la Critique")

Films and programs out of competition

Outside the official competition in addition to the opening film was the top and the closing film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky and Alejandro Amenábar's Agora , Robert Guédiguians L'Armée du crime and Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus shown. Gilliam's directorial work is the last film by Heath Ledger , who died in 2008. After the death of the Australian actor, who was posthumously awarded an Oscar for his performance in The Dark Knight in 2009, Johnny Depp , Colin Farrell and Jude Law were hired to perform in Ledger's part took over the not yet shot scenes.

The latest works by Souleymane Cissé (Min ye) , Sam Raimi (Drag Me to Hell) and Michel Gondry (Épine dans le cœur) were shown in midnight and special performances . The American director Martin Scorsese presented the series Cannes Classics , in which scenes from Henri-Georges Clouzot's film L'enfer (Eng .: “Hell” ) were shown, which Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea in their documentary L'Enfer d 'Henri-Georges Clouzot used. The shooting of the film, with Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani in the leading roles, had been interrupted in 1964 after a heart attack by Clouzot and never restarted , while Claude Chabrol remade the script in 1994 with Emmanuelle Béart and François Cluzet . Also in this section was a restored version of Michelangelo Antonioni's Die Play with Love , who inspired this year's official festival poster. You can see the back view of his blonde leading actress Monica Vitti , who is standing in a black dress at a doorstep and looking out onto a large, empty square flooded with sunlight.

The Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne , two-time winners of the Palme d'Or, held a “Cinema Master Class” during the film festival, in which they discussed their work as filmmakers and screenwriters. In doing so, they followed well-known directors such as Martin Scorsese , Stephen Frears , Wong Kar-wai , Nanni Moretti , Sydney Pollack and Quentin Tarantino , who had given insight into their work at the film festival in recent years.

Award winners

Michael Haneke (Winner of the Golden Palm)


Short film competition

  • Golden Palme (Palme d'or) for the best short film: Arena by João Salaviza
  • Honorable Mention: The Six dollar fifty man by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland

Golden camera

Un Certain Regard

  • Main prize: Kynodontas of Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Jury Prize: Politist, Adjective by Corneliu Porumboiu
  • Special prize in the Un Certain Regard 2009 series: Kasi az gorbehaye Irani Khabar Nadareh by Bahman Ghobadi and Le Père de mes enfants by Mia Hansen-Løve


  • 1st prize: Baba by Zuzana Kirchnerová-Spidlová
  • 2nd prize: Goodbye from Song Fang
  • 3rd prize: Diploma from Yaelle Kayam and Nammae ui jip from Jo Sung-hee

Semaine de la critique

  • Grand Prix de la Semaine de la critique: Adieu Gary by Nassim Amaouche
  • Side prize: Sirta la gal ba by Shahram Alidi

Quinzaine des réalisateurs

  • Art Cinema Award: I Killed My Mother by Xavier Dolan
  • Regards Jeunes 2009: I Killed My Mother by Xavier Dolan
  • Prix ​​SACD: I Killed My Mother by Xavier Dolan
  • Europa Cinemas Prize: La Pivellina by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel
  • Prix ​​SFR: Montparnasse by Mikhaël Hers

Further prices

Web links

Individual evidence

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  2. a b Prize winners ( Memento of the original from June 15, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. at (English); Retrieved May 24, 2009 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. ^ Daniel Kothenschulte: Numbers for the colliery . In: Frankfurter Rundschau , May 13, 2009, p. 31
  4. a b Christoph Egger: Gladly with a pinch of horror . In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung , May 13, 2009, p. 41
  5. a b Film festival opened in Cannes ( Memento from May 16, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) at, May 13, 2009; Retrieved May 14, 2009
  6. Karin Zintz: Cannes Film Festival Beauty and class, but not a clear favorite . SDA , May 22, 2009 2:56 PM CET
  7. Isabelle Huppert heads the jury at the Cannes Film Festival . Agence France-Presse , January 2, 2009
  8. ^ A b L'actrice Sharmila Tagore rejoint le jury de Cannes . In: Le Monde , May 6, 2009, p. 22
  9. Tatiana Siegel: Cannes berth for 'Basterds' . In: Daily Variety , April 2, 2009, p. 1
  10. a b c Old masters and cult directors argue for the golden palm in Cannes . Agence France-Presse, April 23, 2009, Paris
  11. ^ Arifa Akbar: Cannes Film Festival snubs British movies for the second year running . In: The Independent , April 24, 2008, p. 4
  12. ^ David Germain: Spielberg joins regulars for Cannes film fest . Associated Press , May 13, 2008 1:41 PM GMT
  13. Fatih Akin puts Cannes down . In: Berliner Morgenpost , April 17, 2009, edition 104/2009, p. 14
  14. Johannes Wetzel: Who will get the Golden Palm? In: Berliner Zeitung , April 24, 2009, p. 31
  15. Brigitte Kramer: Relaxed hugs at , March 18, 2009, accessed April 25, 2009
  16. ^ Fran Yeoman: Cantona plays for England in big match against Tarantino for top Cannes prize . In: The Times , April 24, 2009, p. 24
  17. Iran film to open newcomers' section at Cannes . Agence France-Presse , May 4, 2009, 4:26 PM GMT, Paris
  18. And refuses the cheap, ethereal . In: Berliner Zeitung , May 16, 2009, p. 29
  19. ^ Profile of L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot at (English); Retrieved May 23, 2009
  20. ^ Profile of L'avventura at (English); Retrieved May 23, 2009
  21. Belgian brothers share film-making wisdom at Cannes . AFP , Cannes, May 19, 2009 4:01 PM GMT
  22. Official press release of April 10, 2008 (English)
  23. Masterclass on