The jury ( le jury) du Festival de Cannes chose Michael Haneke' s latest film, Amour to receive La Palme d'Or.
The main actors of Amour are French: Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, which is rather nice as no French film and no French actors were rewarded this year.
Le Festival de Cannes which was called until 2002 Le Festival International du Film drew, yet again, lots of stars who climbed the famous stairs ( les marches ) on the red carpet ( le tapis rouge).
The festival started in 1946 and La Palme d'Or was introduced in 1955. The design is taken from Cannes coat of arms ( les armoiries )
and is also a reminder of the palm trees ( les palmiers sur la Croisette ) where all the starlets ( les starlettes ) congregate in the hope of finding fame!
Watching and discussing films are very popular activities among students taking French tuition with Alliance Française de Bristol et de Bath.
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