Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' divided critics at the Cannes Film Festival, but a jury led by Robert De Niro awarded it the Palme d'Or, the festival's highest honor, Sunday.
Another media storm surrounded 'Melancholia' after Lars von Trier's outlandish behavior got him banned from the festival, but that didn't stop the film's star, Kirsten Dunst, from being honored for her role as a depressed bride. While the ban prevented von Trier from attending the ceremony, his film was still eligible for prizes.
"What a week it's been," Dunst said as she accepted the prize. She thanked the fest for allowing the film to remain in competition and von Trier "for giving me the opportunity to be so brave in this film, and so free.'"
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Bjork have previously won the award at Cannes for their roles in von Trier's 'Antichrist' and 'Dancer in the Dark.'
See the complete list of winners after the jump