The Palme d'Or was awarded to Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life.
After receveing his prize from actress Jane Fonda, the producer of the film, Bill Pohlad, said :
"I have always wanted to speak French, and tonight more than ever. Tonight I have to take the place of a giant. Terrence Malick is very shy and discreet. But I spoke to him today and I know he is very happy to receive this honour. The Tree Of Life was a long journey, but it was all worth it. I would like to thank especially the Festival de Cannes."
For more information on this film: The Tree Of Life