The jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival handed out their prizes on Saturday night. This year’s Palme d’Or went to Turkish film director, Nuri Bilge for his film Winter Sleep.The film is set in Anatolia, Turkey and explores the divide between the rich and poor, powerful and powerless.
The opening of Winter Sleep tells the story of Aydin, a former actor who now runs a mountaintop hotel. Aydin sees himself as the regions ruler and he is constantly interfering in the business of the towns’ people, however in reality, almost everyone including his own wife dislikes Aydin. He is a selfish man full of his own importance and keeps a timid distance from the suffering that goes on around him.
The Palme d’ Or is the highest prize award, given each year to the director of the best feature film in the competition at the annual Cannes film festival.
Jane Campion served as president of the jury, which also included Willem Dafoe, Carole Bouquet, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeon Do-yeon, Jia Zhangke, Leila Hatami and Nicolas Winding Refn.
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