, a French movie about classroom life that featured real students and teachers from a junior high school, took the top honor, the Palme d'Or, at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday.
shot the film in a raw, improvisational style as he tracked a year in the life of the school. The decision of the nine-member jury was unanimous, said jury chairman
Benicio Del Toro
took best-actor honors for
's four-hour-plus epic about Latin American revolutionary
, of Brazil, was named best actress for
Linha de Passe
, in which she plays the mother of four brothers in a Brazilian slum.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
was named best director for
, about a father who takes the rap for his employer's crime in exchange for financial support for his wife and son.
The jury awarded special prizes to
, whose film
, was a Cannes competitor, and
, who appeared in two of this year's Cannes films.
He's been around long enough to qualify for artifact status himself, but old whippersnapper Indiana Jones still has the golden touch.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
, which brought
and his bad-boy grin back for a fourth go as the adventurous archaeologist with the battered fedora and bullwhip, earned $101 million over the first three days of the Memorial Day weekend. Toss in $25 mil for opening day, and the treasure amounts to $126 million.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
, last weekend's box office leader, ate ancient dust, dropping to second place with gate receipts of $23 million.
bumped to second last week, finished third this weekend, with receipts of $20.1 mil.
, infant daughter of
, shows an early fondness for the English rock band
, daddy reveals to People.com.
Harlow, born in early January, grooves to "a lot of Disney stuff and classical," Madden tells People. "She likes Good Charlotte. And she likes her granddad [
]'s music. She likes old stuff. She's a Cure fan ... She likes the Cure." The music turns her on, says Proud Papa: "She kicks her legs."