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‘Winter Sleep’ takes Palme d’Or at Cannes, Timothy Spall, Julianne Moore take top actor honors

As the Cannes Film Festival slowly comes to a close, the winner of the coveted Palme d’Or was announced today. Winning the prize was the Turkish film “Winter Sleep,” directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
 
The jury made it official earlier this afternoon, this was the culmination of the 67th Cannes International Film Festival. Italian director Alice Rohrwacher was the runner-up this year, honored for his film “Le Meraviglie” (or The Wonders in English).
 
Third place went to Xavier Dolan’s film “Mommy,” the Canadian film tied for third with the French director Jean-Luc Godard’s “Adieu au Langage” (or Goodbye to Language in English).
 
America took home a prize as well, if you are separating winners by country, Bennett Miller won the prize for best director with “Foxcatcher.” The British actor Timothy Spall won best actor for his work in the Mike Leigh film “Mr Turner” and Julianne Moore was named best actress in “Maps to the Stars” by director David Cronenberg.