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Monday, 22 May, 2000, 00:45 GMT 01:45 UK
In pictures: Cannes awards
The Cannes Film Festival culminated on Sunday night with the top award, the Palme D'Or, going to Danish director Lars von Trier for Dancer in the Dark - a musical tragedy which had divided the critics.

Bjork and Lars von Trier
Von Trier's leading lady, Björk, walked off with Best Actress. She said she had felt like "a fish out of water" during filming

Von Trier
Von Trier admitted acting like a "hangman" with Björk. "But it is the only way it could have been done."

Samira Makhmalbaf
Aged just 20, Iranian director Samira Makhmalbaf accepted the Jury Prize for her film Blackboards.

Roy Andersson and Michelle Yeoh
Makhmalbaf shared her prize with Roy Andersson, director of Songs from the Second Floor - his first film in 25 years.


Asia took most of the other awards. Chinese director Jiang Wen (with his wife) took the Grand Prix for Devils on the Doorstep


Edward Yang of Taiwan accepted the Best Director award from American director John Waters for his film, A One and a Two

Tony Leung
Best Actor went to Hong Kong star Tony Leung for his role in the 1960s romance, In the Mood for Love
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