For anyone that hasn't yet heard, the Palme d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival has been awarded to Terrence Malick's new film The Tree of Life. With huge expectations placed on his most recent work, Malick's decision to enter the film in the Official Competition was evidently a good one. While the film has tended to polarise opinions (expected for a film with so much hype surrounding it), most of the reviews have been very positive. I can't wait for my screening of the film at the Sydney Film Festival on June 14. Tying for the Grand Prix were Once Upon a Time in Anatolia from director Nuri Bilge Ceylan and The Kid With a Bike from Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Other winners at the festival included Nicholas Winding Refn (Best Director, Drive), Jean Dujardin (Best Actor, The Artist) and Kirsten Dunst (Best Actress, Melancholia). Each of these films have captured my attention throughout the duration. Drive has a phenomenal cast and Melancholia is directed by Lars Von Trier, which means it is immediately worth a look. But I knew nothing about The Artist and I was made aware of it after it received such an ovation. It looks fantastic, and for Jean Dujardin to take out Best Actor for the film (which was playing Out of Competition) means that this is a film to look out for. It may even prove to be a strong Oscar candidate.