Timothy Spall wins big in Cannes for 'Mr Turner' role
And the bookies' favourite, 'Winter Sleep' – a Turkish film by director Nuri Bilge Ceylan – won the prestigious Palme d'Or.
Best Screenplay, meanwhile, was taken by Andrei Zvyagintsev for the hauntingly shot 'Leviathan' – a documentary about the north Atlantic fishing trade.
The Palme d'Or contenders included 'Leviathan', with fierce competition from veteran filmmakers, including director Jean-Luc Godard, with 'Goodbye to Language', and the Belgian Dardenne brothers with 'Two Days, One Night' (featuring a standout performance by Marion Cotillard). (© Independent News Service)