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Cannes 2014 departs, leaving strong emotions in its wake
Cannes 2014 departs, leaving strong emotions in its wake

The Festival de Cannes can be a cold and unforgiving place, where films are sliced, diced and left for dead. But, paradoxically, it can also be an occasion where sincere and unaffected emotions are put on display, and this was very much the case when this year's awards were handed out. Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan closed the evening Saturday by winning the Palme d'Or for his "Winter Sleep," but his brief speech did not hold a candle to some of the acceptances that had come before, most notably Timothy Spall's. The best actor winner for portraying the painter J.M.W. Turner in writer-director Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," Spall gave the kind of long...

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