Annal: 2010 Festival de Cannes Jury Awards for Feature Films

Results of the Festival de Cannes in the year 2010.

Film:Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives: (Lung Boonmee Raluek Chat)

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave—the birthplace of his first life…

Film:Of Gods and Men

Of Gods and Men: (Des Hommes et des Dieux)

Xavier Beauvois

A monastery high in the mountains of the Maghreb, some time in the 90s… Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers. But violence and terror are slowly taking hold of the region. Despite the ever-growing danger that surrounds them, the monks’ resolve to stay—whatever the cost—grows stronger day by day…

Film:A Screaming Man

A Screaming Man: (Un Homme qui Crie)

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N’Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he feels socially humiliated.

The country is in the throes of a civil war. Rebel forces are attacking the government. The authorities demand that the population contribute to the “war effort”, giving money or volunteers old enough to fight off the assailants. The District Chief constantly harasses Adam for his contribution. But Adam is penniless; he only has his son….

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