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Art and Culture1 Updated: 2012-05-28 00:00:00 KST

It's Monday and it's the start of a new week once again. The Cannes Film Festival has ended and our Michelle Kim has all of the results of the Cannes Film Festival and more movie updates for you to enjoy throughout the week and the weekend.

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So what do you have for us[Reporter : ] The Cannes film festival has come to an end and the top honor went to Austrian director Michael Haneke 's film, 'Amour'. Unfortunately, the two Korean films that were competing with this film did not win an award this time. Here are more details on the results of the Cannes Film Festival.


It was director Hong Sang-soo's 8th visit to the Cannes Film Festival, and two years since director Im Sang Soo released a new film.

Both of the Korean directors' movies were invited to the festival to compete against some of the world's most renown films but unfortunately, they did not win any awards this time.

The Palme d'Or went to Austrian director Michael Haneke 's film, ' Amour'

'Amour' portrays the love between an 80-year-old married couple and the problem of euthanasia.


[Interview : Michael Haneke, Director] "I'm extremely happy that I am not alone but with two of my main actors. This makes me more comfortable in this spot. I thank the judges very much."

The Award for Best Actor went to Mads Mikkelsen in 'The Hunt', directed by Thomas Vinterberg.

And Best Actress went to both Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan who both starred in the film, 'Beyond The Hills', directed by Cristian Mungiu.

Director Carlos Reygadas , who directed the film 'Post Tenebras Lux' got the nod for Best Director

Although the Korean films did not receive any awards at the 65th Cannes Film Festival this year, critics claim that just by competing against such world renown directors and actors and actresses helped Korean films reach a higher status and reputation
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