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Major prizes at 2010 Cannes int'l film festival

05-24-2010 11:12 BJT

CANNES, May 23 (Xinhua) -- The 63rd International Film Festival of Cannes came to an end officially on Sunday evening, with Thai movie winning this year's most prestigious award. The Following is a list of the main winners and brief introduction of the movies:

Golden Palm (Palme d'Or )

"Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives"by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. It tells the last stage of life of a kidney patient Uncle Boonmee, who has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside and find his past lives and reincarnation by a trip in the jungle.

Director Xavier Beauvois (L) reacts on stage next to actress Salma Hayek after he won the Grand Prix award for the film Des Hommes et des Dieux (Of Gods and Men) during the award ceremony of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival May 23, 2010.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Director Xavier Beauvois (L) reacts on stage next to actress Salma 
Hayek after he won the Grand Prix award for the film Des Hommes et 
des Dieux (Of Gods and Men) during the award ceremony of the 63rd 
Cannes Film Festival May 23, 2010.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Grand Prix "Of Gods and men", French director Xavier Beauvois'story about a monastery in the mountains of the north African region, where eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers. Despite the violence and terror slowly taking hold of the region, the monks are determined to stay.

Director Xavier Beauvois (L), awarded for the Grand Prix Award, poses with actress Salma Hayek during the award ceremony of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival May 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Director Xavier Beauvois (L), awarded for the Grand Prix Award, poses 
with actress Salma Hayek during the award ceremony of the 63rd Cannes
Film Festival May 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)


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