Sydney Film Festival Titles Win Big At Cannes

28 May 2012 | 10:26 am | Daniel Crichton Rouse

Michael Haneke's Amour and Benh Zeitlin's Beasts Of The Southern Wild take out Palme d'Or and Camera d'Or respectively - and Ken Loach wins Jury Prize.

Just like last year with The Tree Of Life, a film selected to screen during the Sydney Film Festival has taken out the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. (The films selected for Sydney were chosen well in advance of their Cannes screenings.)

This year's winner, Amour, by Austrian auteur Michael Haneke, took out the Palme d'Or yesterday in a gala ceremony. The film, about an elderly man caring for his wife after she has a stroke, was the hot favourite to take out the prize, which marks the second time Haneke has won the award, after his The White Ribbon won the Palme in 2009.

Also Sydney-bound, Beasts Of The Southern Wild's Benh Zeitlin took out Camera d'Or, given out to the best debut feature film. It will screen In Competition in Sydney. And Ken Loach, whose The Angels' Share is screening at Sydney Film Festival, won the Jury Prize.

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Amour (in French without subtitles):

Beasts Of The Southern Wild: