Michael Haneke

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Argo Wins Best Film at Britain's Oscars

Ben Affleck takes prize for best director

(Newser) - Iran-hostage drama Argo continued its journey from awards-season outsider to favorite today, winning three prizes, including best-picture, at the British Academy Film Awards. Ben Affleck was named best director for the based-on-reality story of a longshot plan to rescue a group of American diplomats from Iran after the 1979 Islamic... More »

Haneke Wins at Cannes for His Finest Work

White Ribbon 'will be discussed for decades to come'

(Newser) - Even in a vintage year for Cannes, Michael Haneke's new film The White Ribbon stood head and shoulders above the competition, writes Xan Brooks of the Guardian. The Austrian director has time and again missed out on the festival's top prize, but his "icy black-and-white" pastoral  set in pre-WWI ... More »

Haneke's White Ribbon Wins Palme d'Or

(Newser) - Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon took the top prize at Cannes today, while Lars Von Triers’ controversial Antichrist was vindicated with a Best Actress award for Charlotte Gainsbourg, the AP reports. French film A Prophet won second place, with Fish Tank and Thirst tying for third. Christoph Waltz took... More »

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