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Gael Garcia Bernal's 'No' Takes Art Cinema Award At Cannes

May 26th, 2012 5:23pm EDT

Gael Garcia Bernal

Actor Gael Garcia Bernal's new movie No has been honored with a top award at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Director Pablo Larrian's historical drama, starring Bernal as a Chilean advertising executive who helps to topple dictator General Augusto Pinochet's regime, was named the winner of the Art Cinema Award, the most prestigious prize in the Directors' Fortnight section, on Friday.

Filmmaker Merzak Allouache was also celebrated with the Europa Cinemas Label accolade for El taaib (The Repentant), which was named the Best European film in competition at Cannes, while Noemie Lvovsky's Camille redouble (Camille Rewinds), The Curse by Fyzal Boulifa and Basil da Cunha's Os vivos tambem choram (The Living Also Cry) were also among the award winners, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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