Haneke’s ‘Amour’ wins top prize at Cannes

Michael Haneke on Sunday won the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize for a second time with his film about love and death, Amour.
The festival jury awarded the second-place Grand Prize to Matteo Garrone’s Italian satire Reality and Ken Loach’s whiskey-tasting comedy The Angels’ Share won the third-place Jury Prize.
Acting prizes went to Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen for “The Hunt” and jointly to Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan for Romanian movie “Beyond the Hills.”
Acting prizes went to Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen for The Hunt and jointly to Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan for Romanian movie Beyond the Hills.
Austrian director Haneke’s powerful and understated film stars two French acting icons 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva and 81-year-old Jean-Louis Trintignant as an elderly couple coping with the wife’s worsening health.

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