Having won the Best Director award at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival for his second feature, Days of Heaven, Terrence Malick has found success again at the Croisette this year, with the Palme d’Or going to his grand opus, The Tree of Life.

The film received mixed notices from a number of critics at the festival, but the 67-year-olde filmmaker has managed to wow the jury (led by Robert De Niro) and scoop this much-coveted prize.

An American audience will be able to judge for themselves if the film is a deserving recipient of the award when it gets released in the US at the end of the month. A UK date for the film is still up in the air, although you may recall there was talk of it coming to screens over here at the beginning of May until distributors Icon Film pulled it.

News via Variety