Annal: 2009 Festival de Cannes Jury Awards for Feature Films

Results of the Festival de Cannes in the year 2009.

Film:The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon: (Das Weisse Band)

Michael Haneke

On the eve of World War I, strange accidents in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their families. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery as these events gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual.

Film:A Prophet (Un prophète)

A Prophet: Un prophète

Jacques Audiard

Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena cannot read nor write. Arriving at the jail entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. He is 19 years old. Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison, he is given a number of “missions” to carry out, toughening him up and gaining the gang leader’s confidence in the process.

But Malik is brave and a fast learner, daring to secretly develop his own plans…

Film:Fish Tank

Fish Tank

Andrea Arnold

Fifteen year old Mia’s life is turned on its head when her Mum brings home a new boyfriend.

Touching on the themes of her Academy Award®-winning short “Wasp”, Fish Tank is an original and unique modern tale of our times.

Film:Thirst (Bak-Jwi)

Thirst: (Bak-Jwi)

Chan-wook Park

Sang-hyun, a small town beloved and admired priest who serves devotedly at a hospital, volunteers for the new infectious disease, F.I.V.’s, vaccine development experiment and goes to Africa. The experiment fails and Sang-hyun gets infected by F.I.V. but he ends up being miraculously cured and returns home. News of Sang-hyun’s cure from F.I.V. spreads and people start believing he has the gift of healing and flock to receive his prayers.

From those who come to him, Sang-yun meets a childhood friend named Kang-woo and his wife Tae-ju. Sang-hyun is immediately drawn to Tae-ju. One day, Sang-hyun coughs up blood, dies, and comes back to life the next day as a vampire. Tae-ju gets attracted to Sang-hyun, turned vampire, and they have a secret love affair. Sang-hyun asks Tae-ju to run away with him but she turns him down. Instead, they plot to kill Kang-woo…

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