Xavier Dolan Wins Jury Prize at 2014 Cannes Film Festival
By Stacy Lambe
On Saturday, the 2014 Cannes Film Festival honored the best of the movies showcased at the annual French festival. While a shirtless Justin Bieber and a partying Linday Lohan attempted to steal the spotlight, neither one distracted critics from handing out top honors.
Among those celebrated was Xavier Dolan, the 25-year-old gay filmmaker — and Out's best-dressed man of the week — behind Mommy. The black comedy about mothers and sons received rave reviews following its screening at the festival. Dolan was honored with the Jury Prize, which is considered the third most prestigious award behind Palme d'Or and Grand Prix.
In its fifth year, the independently-sponsored Queer Palm Award was handed out to Pride, which depicts the true story about LGBT activists who raise money to help families affected by the 1984 UK miners' strike.
Check out a complete list of winners below:
Winter Sleep, director Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Le Meraviglie, director Alice Rohrwacher
Jury Prize – Tie
Mommy, director Xavier Dolan
Goodbye To Language, director Jean-Luc Godard
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin, Leviathan
Julianne Moore, Maps To The Stars
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
Party Girl, directors Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, and Samuel Theis
Leidi, director Simón Mesa Soto
Pride, director Matthew Warchus