I have next to no time to write this, but the Cannes Palm d’Or, possibly the single most prestigious film award in the world, including the Oscar, has gone to Thailand’s “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” directed by the unpronounceable and unspellable Apichatpong Weerasethakul. (He’s often referred to as “Joe,” I understand.) Apparently saving the best for last, the movie was not screened until the end of the festival. It fully wowed Tweeters in the audience, will no surely add hugely to the growing rep for Weerasethakul, who will now be known at least among a much larger group of cinephiles than before and may even break out towards more casual world-cinema fans.

Among the more familiar names receiving other awards this year are actors Javier Bardem and Juliette Binoche, who spoke about imprisoned Iranian director Jafar Panahi. David Hudson has a lot more.

Here’s the trailer for this year’s big winner. It’s beautiful, haunting, and a gently creepy in the way of a fairy tale, but this may not for everyone. Something tells me that Joe won’t be teaming up with Jerry Bruckheimer any time soon.