the Camera d'Or has gone to filmmaker Warwick Thornton. i am so pleased! the line-up of big films at Cannes this year left me cold, apart from Aussies Jane Campion & Thornton. i loved his two short films at the Dawson Film Fest last month, and i'm just thrilled to hear that Thornton's Samson & Delilah has won this prize. hopefully this means the film will actually get released over here.
here's an interview that pretty well sums up his attitude about art & life.