Awards handed out at Cannes
05.26.08 by REELZ
The The French film, The Class (Entre les murs), has won the top prize -- the Palme d'Or -- at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The Class, which is about contemporary society from the perspective of a French junior high classroom -- is the first French film to win Cannes in 21 years.
Second prize went to Gomorrah, an Italian film about the mafia in Naples. Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the director prize for a family drama called Three Monkeys. Paolo Sorrentino won the jury prize with Il Divo, Benicio Del Toro won best actor for playing the title role in Che (about Che Guevara), and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne won best screenplay for Lorna's Silence.