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'Antichrist' Gets Misogyny "Anti-Prize" At Cannes


Charlotte Gainsbourg may have won the Best Actress prize at Cannes '09 for her harrowing portrayal of a mother gone almost suicidal after losing her child (and then batshit nuts, or possessed later on depending on your POV) in Lars Von Trier 's controversial and polarizing picture, "Antichrist" (we which we had mixed feelings about; neither a masterpiece or disaster ), but the Ecumenical Jury at the Croisette was less kind to the film. This jury which honors films with "spiritual value' (though note it was originally started by Christian filmmakers) is one of three juries at the Cannes and they gave their top award to Ken Loach 's life-lessons football dramedy, " Looking For Eric ," starring real-life French .... 10:46 p.m. Tuesday 26th May 2009 EST
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