Cannes Film Festival 2012 Winners: 'Love' by Michael Haneke Gets Palme d'Or [TRAILER]
The film "Love" ('Amour') by Austrian director Michael Haneke received the Palme d'Or award on Sunday at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.
The movie tells the story of a couple in their eighties George (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) whose love is severely tested when she suffers a stroke. (Watch the Trailer Below)
"I am very happy to be with my actors on this stage, it makes me less shy. I would like to thank the entire Jury and Thierry Fremaux, who gave me the opportunity to present this film here. Thanks to everyone who helped me make this film," Haneke said.
"Thank you to my wife, who has been supporting me for many years. This film is in part an illustration of the promise that we made to each other. A big thank you to my two actors. They are the essence of this film."
Haneke won the Palme d'Or three years ago.
See Below a List of Jury Prizes:
Palme d’Or: Amour, directed by Michael Haneke
Grand Prix: Reality, Matteo Garrone
Prix du Jury: The Angels’ Share, Ken Loach
Prix de la Mise en Scène (Best Director): Carlos Reygadas, Post Tenebras Lux
Prix du Scenario (Best Screenplay): Cristian Mungiu, Beyond the Hills
Prix d’interpretation masculine (Best Actor): Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt
Prix d’interpretation feminine (Best Actress): Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, Beyond the Hills