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Cannes 09: Mixed Reactions To The Palme Winner, 'The White Ribbon', Jury Head Isabelle Huppert "Fascist," Bias?

Despite winning the coveted Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival , Michael Haneke 's " The White Ribbon ," was probably seen as a contentious winner, as critical reception for the fil when it bowed out last week at the Croisette was decidedly mixed. It's a film we and our correspondent, unfortunately missed, but hey, gotta have something to look forward to in the year. Isabelle Huppert the jury head of the 62 annual film festival -- who's always suffered from a frosty reputation -- starred in Haneke's " The Piano Teacher " in 2001, and some have already subtly (or not-so-subtly) suggested she held bias towards the film noting she was "visibly delighted," when the director ....

4:38 a.m. Tuesday 26th May 2009 EST
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