Kirsten Dunst wins Cannes actress award for von Trier movie
Sunday 22 May 2011
US actress Kirsten Dunst on Sunday won the Cannes festival's award for best actress for her portrayal of a depressed woman at the end of the world in Lars von Trier's 'Melancholia'.
"Well, what a week it's been," Dunst said after controversial Danish director von Trier was kicked out of the festival for joking that he was a Nazi who sympathised with Hitler.
"I'd like to say thank you to the Cannes film festival for allowing the film to be in competition, it's such a special night for me," she said, also thanking von Trier for casting her.
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