The pup named Bruno in Noah Baumbach’s new film The Meyerowitz Stories—which has been nominated for the Cannes Film Festival prestigious Palme d’Or—is the winner of this year’s Palm Dog Award. From the Hollywood Reporter:
The standard poodle was lauded for his work in Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories, a pawsitively stunning turn as Dustin Hoffman’s emotionally neglected pooch. Jury member and Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw said Bruno’s intense pawformance represents “what some would say symbolizes the brutal submission to Republican domestic policy.” Bruno had long been the frontrunner for the role.
The Grand Jury Prize went to a German shepherd named Lupo in the coming-of-age film Ava, about a young girl who gradually loses her sight. “This is the best prize I could imagine,” director Lea Mysius told audiences.
An American in Paris star Leslie Caron and her 17-year-old rescue dog Tchi Tchi were awarded the Palm DogManitarian. “Dogs deserve their place on the awards circuit, and I am truly proud to share this award with Tchi Tchi,” the actress said.
Palm dog collars and other prizes were also granted to bomb sniffer and security dogs like Lilou, pictured below, and Glock, who was part of a team sent inside the Palais, Cannes’ main venue, which was the site of a bomb scare last week.
The Palm Dog is the subject of a special exhibition at the National Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy later this year.