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Cannes 2011 Critics Jury... and the winner is?

Screen reveals the winner of our annual international critics jury vote in Cannes. See the full grid here and find out which film won.

Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life may well have won the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, but the surprise winner of the annual Screen International critics jury was one of the last films to screen In Competition, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.

The film managed a score average of 3.3, just putting it ahead of early festival favourites Le Havre, directed by Aki Kaurismaki (which had a score of 3.2) and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s The Kid With a Bike, which tallied 3.1.

The Tree of Life received a score of 2.8, a figure also achieved by Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist and Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be The Place.

At the other end of the voting scale, the lowest score went to Bertrand Bonnello’sHouse of Tolerance with an average of 1.1 (which included two deadly ‘x’ ratings, the lowest that can be awarded). Other poor critical performers were Sleeping Beauty (1.5), Hanezu (1.6), Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (1.7) and The Source (1.7).

The jury was comprised of nine international critics: Jose Carlos Avellar from escreVerciema.com in Brazil, Michel Ciment from Positif in France, Alberto Crespi from L’Unita in Italy, Dennis Lim from The New York Times in the US, Nick James from Sight & Sound in the UK, Bo Green Jensen from Weekendavisen Berlingske in Denmark, Derek Malcolm from the Evening Standard in the UK, Jan Schulz-Ojala from Der Tagesspiegel in Germany, and David Stratton from The Australian in Australia. The 11th vote came from Screen International’s individual critic for each film.

Full grid here.

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