Kirsten Dunst wins in Cannes after Von Trier ban

May 22, 2011 21:00

CANNES, France - Kirsten Dunst won best actress in Cannes on Sunday for her role in "Melancholia", directed by Denmark's Lars Von Trier who was thrown out of the film festival for joking he was a Nazi and Hitler sympathizer.

The 55-year-old film maker, a winner of the top Palme d'Or award in 2000 for "Dancer in the Dark", has been banned from coming within 100 meters of the festival site where the awards ceremony brought a curtain down on the May 11-22 event.

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