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Haneke’s ‘White Ribbon’ and Park’s vamp-centric ‘Thirst’ among the winners at Cannes ’09

25 May
Chan-Wook Park's vampire film Thirst ties for Cannes Jury Prize

Chan-Wook Park's vampire film Thirst ties for Cannes Jury Prize

 May 25th, 2009-

The Cannes Film Festival drew to a close yesterday, and the results for films competing in the offficial competition have been announced. Among them are Oldboy director Chan Wook-Park’s film ‘Thirst’, about a Korean priest who becomes a vampire in the wake of a failed medical experiment and Michael Haneke’s new film ‘White Ribbon’, a black and white drama taking place in a german village on the eve of the first World War. ‘Ribbon’ won  the big prize of the Palme d’ Or and Thirst shared the Jury prize with Andrea Arnold’s ‘Fish-Tank’. You can read the whole story over at Variety HERE.