French Drama The Class Takes Top Honors At Cannes

May 26, 2008

The French drama known as The Class managed to take top honors at the Cannes Film Festival..Washington (ChattahBox) – The French drama known as The Class managed to take top honors at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Class became the first French production to win the top prize at Cannes, the Palme d’Or since Under Satan’s Sun won it in 1987.

The film used real students and teacher at a junior high school, looking at the entire school year.

The Cannes jury ruled unanimously in favor of giving the top honor to the film.

The makers of the film, including director Laurent Cantet stated that they wanted to make a film that looked closely at French society.

Coming in second was Gomorrah, with Il Divo in third, both from Italy.

The best actor prize went to Benicio Del Toro for Che, with Sandra Corveloni winning best actress for Linha de Passe.


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