Cannes 2010: More surprise than laughter as 'Ha Ha Ha' takes a prize in Cannes
We were traveling earlier in the evening and couldn't post this news right away, but a bit of a surprise in Cannes as "Ha Ha Ha," Hong Sangsoo's Korean-themed contemplation of destiny and purpose, scored the top prize in the festival's Un Certain Regard section on Saturday night.
Daniel and Diego Vega's "Octubre" won the runner-up jury prize in the section, while the actresses from Ivan Fund's and Santiago Losas' "Los Labios" were bestowed a special acting award.The announcement sets the stage for Sunday night's Palme d'Or announcement, in what experts say is one of the most wide-open races for the Cannes top prize in years. Korean existential drama "Poetry," Thai genre-buster "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives" British character drama "Another Year" and Mexican-Spanish melodrama "Biutiful" are all considered top contenders.
Photo: Un Certain Regard winner "Ha Ha Ha." Credit: Cannes Film Festival