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Haneke's 'Amour' wins top prize at Cannes

Associated Press Published: May 27, 2012
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CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Haneke on Sunday won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize for a second time with his film about love and death, "Amour."

The festival jury awarded the second-place Grand Prize to Matteo Garrone's Italian satire "Reality" and Ken Loach's whiskey-tasting comedy "The Angels' Share" won the third-place Jury Prize.

Acting prizes went to Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen for "The Hunt" and jointly to Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan for Romanian movie "Beyond the Hills."

Acting prizes went to Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen for "The Hunt" and jointly to Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan for Romanian movie "Beyond the Hills."

Austrian director Haneke's powerful and understated film stars two French acting icons — 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva and 81-year-old Jean-Louis Trintignant — as an elderly couple coping with the wife's worsening health.

Haneke previously won Cannes' top prize in 2009 for "The White Ribbon."

The festival is wrapping up Sunday in the French Riviera resort.