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2000 Cannes Film Festival

The 53rd Cannes Film Festival started on 14 May and ran until 25 May 2000. French film director and producer Luc Besson was the Jury President; the Palme d'Or went to the Danish film Dancer in the Dark by Lars von Trier. The festival opened with Vatel, directed by Roland Joffé and closed with Stardom, directed by Denys Arcand. Virginie Ledoyen was the mistress of ceremonies; the following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature films of the 2000 Official Selection: Luc Besson Jury President Jonathan Demme Nicole Garcia Jeremy Irons Mario Martone Patrick Modiano Arundhati Roy Aitana Sanchez-Gijon Kristin Scott Thomas Barbara Sukowa The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 2000 Un Certain Regard: Jane Birkin Jan Schulz-Ojala José Maria Prado Marc Voinchet Marie-Noëlle Tranchant Noël Tinazzi The following people were appointed as the Jury of the Cinéfondation and short films competition: Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne President Abderrahmane Sissako Claire Denis Francesca Comencini Mira Sorvino The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 2000 Camera d'Or: Otar Iosseliani President Caroline VIe-Toussaint Céline Panzolini Eric Moulin Fabienne Bradfer Martial Knaebel Solveig Anspach Yorgos Arvanitis The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or: The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard: The following films were selected to be screened out of competition: The following films were selected for the competition of Cinéfondation: The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or: The following films were screened for the 39th International Critics' Week:Feature film competition Short film competition The following films were screened for the 2000 Directors' Fortnight: Short films The following films and people received the 2000 Official selection awards:In Competition Palme d'Or: Dancer in the Dark by Lars von Trier Grand Prix: Devils on the Doorstep by Jiang Wen Best Director: Edward Yang for Yi Yi Best Screenplay: Nurse Betty by James Flamberg, John C. Richards Best Actress: Björk for Dancer in the Dark Best Actor: Tony Leung Chiu Wai for Fa yeung nin wa Jury Prize: Songs from the Second Floor by Roy Andersson Blackboards by Samira MakhmalbafUn Certain Regard Un Certain Regard Award: Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her by Rodrigo Garcia Un Certain Regard - Special Mention: Me You Them by Andrucha WaddingtonCinéfondation First Prize: Five Feet High and Rising by Peter Sollett Second Prize: Dessert by Amit Sakomski & Kiss It Up to God by Caran Hartsfield Third Prize: Course de nuit by Chuyên Bui Thac & Indien by Pernille Fischer ChristensenGolden Camera Caméra d'Or: Djomeh by Hassan Yektapanah A Time for Drunken Horses by Bahman GhobadiShort Films Short Film Palme d'Or: Shadows by Raymond Red FIPRESCI Prizes Eureka by Shinji Aoyama A Time for Drunken Horses by Bahman Ghobadi Commission Supérieure Technique Technical Grand Prize: Christopher Doyle & Mark Lee Ping Bin, William Chang in In the Mood for LoveEcumenical Jury Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: Eureka by Shinji AoyamaAward of the Youth Foreign Film: Girlfight by Karyn Kusama French Film: Saint-Cyr by Patricia Mazuy Special Award: Krámpack by Cesc GayAwards in the frame of International Critics' Week Canal+ Award: To Be Continued... by Linus Tunström Young Critics Award - Best Short: Faux contact by Eric Jameux Young Critics Award - Best Feature: Amores perros by Alejandro González IñárrituAwards in the frame of Directors' Fortnight Kodak Short Film Award: Salam by Souad El-Bouhati Kodak Short Film Award - Special Mention C'est pas si compliqué by Xavier De Choudens Gras Savoye Award: Le mur by Faouzi BensaïdiAssociation Prix François Chalais François Chalais Award: Kippur by Amos Gitai INA: Opening of the 2000 Festival INA: List of winners of the 2000 festival and interviews 2000 Cannes Film Festival Official website Retrospective 2000 Cannes Film Festival 2000 at Internet Movie Database

Doug Hansen

Douglas William Hansen was an American professional baseball player whose career extended from 1947–1951, 1953–1954 and 1956. All but three games of his 728-game professional career were in minor league baseball, he appeared in three Major League contests as a pinch runner for the 1951 Cleveland Indians and scored two runs. Hansen was an infielder by trade. Born in Los Angeles, California, he stood 6 feet tall, weighed 180 pounds and threw and batted right-handed. In September 1950, he made his three pinch-running appearances for Cleveland. In his first game, an extra-inning contest against the Chicago White Sox on September 4, he pinch run for Indians pitcher Early Wynn — who had reached base as a pinch hitter. Hansen failed to score as Chicago won, 3–1. In his next two appearances, on September 7 and 11, each time running for veteran catcher Birdie Tebbetts, Hansen scored his two MLB runs. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

Idyll

An idyll or idyl is a short poem, descriptive of rustic life, written in the style of Theocritus' short pastoral poems, the Idylls. Unlike Homer, Theocritus did not engage in heroes and warfare, his idylls are limited to a small intimate world, describe scenes from everyday life. Imitators include the Roman poets Virgil and Catullus, Italian poets Torquato Tasso and Leopardi, the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Nietzsche's Idylls from Messina. Goethe called his poem Hermann and Dorothea—which Schiller considered the climax in Goethe's production—an idyll; the term is used in music to refer to a work evocative of pastoral or rural life such as Edward MacDowell's Forest Idylls, more to a kind of French courtly entertainment of the baroque era where a pastoral poem was set to music, accompanied by ballet and singing. Examples of the latter are Lully's L'Idylle sur la Paix set to a text by Racine and Desmarets' Idylle sur la naissance du duc de Bourgogne set to a text by Antoinette Deshoulières.

In the visual arts, an idyll is a painting depicting the same sort of subject matter to be found in idyllic poetry with rural or peasant life as its central theme. One of the earliest examples is the early 15th century Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry; the genre was popular in English paintings of the Victorian era. Arcadia Et in Arcadia ego Pastoral John Greenleaf Whittier, Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl William Wordsworth, The Solitary Reaper The dictionary definition of idyll at Wiktionary Media related to Shepherds in art at Wikimedia Commons