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The Cannes Film Festival

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The Cannes Film Festival is a prestigious international film festival. It has been held annually in Cannes, in the south of France, since 1946 with a few exceptions.

Given massive media exposure, the Festival is attended by many movie stars and is a popular venue for movie producers to launch their new films and attempt to sell their works to the distributors who come from all over the globe.

The most prestigious award given out at Cannes is the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) for the best film; this is sometimes shared by multiple films in one year. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannes_Film_Festival

Film Festival [...]

A film festival is a mostly annual festival showcasing films, usually of a recent date, sometimes with a focus on a specific genre (e.g. animation) or subject (e.g. gay and lesbian film festivals).

The world's first major film festival was held in Venice in 1932; the other three major film festivals of the world (Cannes, Berlin and Locarno) date back to the 1940s and 1950s.

The festivals in Venice, Cannes, Berlin, Karlovy Vary and (since 2002) Locarno are listed as so-called "A festivals". New films may be screened at only one of these festivals. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_festival [Sept 2004]

Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made - Kenneth Turan

Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made - Kenneth Turan, University of California Press, hardback, ISBN 0520218671.

Palme d'Or

Year  Film  Director  Country  

1946 L'Épreuve (Hets) Alf Sjöberg Sweden  

1946 The Lost Weekend Billy Wilder United States  

1946 La Terre sera rouge Bodil Ipsen & Lau Jr. Lauritzen Denmark  

1946 Neecha Nagar Chetan Anand India  

1946 Brève rencontre (Brief Encounter) David Lean United Kingdom  

1946 Maria Candelaria Emilio Fernandez Mexico  

1946 Le Tournant décisif Fridrikh Markovitch Ermler Soviet Union  

1946 la Symphonie pastorale Jean Delannoy France  

1946 la Dernière Chance Leopold Lintberg Switzerland  

1946 les Hommes sans ailes M. Cap Czechoslovakia  

1946 Rome ville ouverte Roberto Rossellini Italy  

1947 not awarded   

1948 no festival that year   

1949 The Third Man Carol Reed United Kingdom  

1950 no festival that year   

1951 Mademoiselle Julie Alf Sjöberg Sweden  

1951 Miracle à Milan Vittorio De Sica Italy  

1952 Othello Orson Welles United States  

1952 Deux Sous d'espoir Renato Castellani Italy  

1953 Le Salaire de la peur Henri-Georges Clouzot France  

1954 La Porte de l'enfer Teinosuke Kinugasa Japan  

1955 Marty Delbert Mann United States  

1956 Le Monde du silence Jacques-Yves Cousteau & Louis Malle France  

1957 La Loi du Seigneur (Friendly Persuasion) William Wyler United States  

1958 Quand passent les cigognes Mikhaïl Kalatozov Soviet Union  

1959 Orfeu Negro Marcel Camus France  

1960 la Dolce Vita Federico Fellini Italy  

1961 Une aussi longue absence Henri Colpi France  

1961 Viridiana Luis Buñuel Spain  

1962 la Parole donnée Anselmo Duarte Brazil  

1963 le Guépard Luchino Visconti Italy  

1964 les Parapluies de Cherbourg Jacques Demy France  

1965 le Knack... et comment l'avoir Richard Lester United Kingdom  

1966 Un homme et une femme Claude Lelouch France  

1966 Ces messieurs dames Pietro Germi Italy  

1967 Blow-Up Michelangelo Antonioni Italy  

1968 canceled due to May 1968 uprising in Paris   

1969 If... Lindsay Anderson United Kingdom  

1970 M*A*S*H Robert Altman United States  

1971 The Go-Between Joseph Losey United Kingdom  

1972 La classe ouvrière va au paradis Elio Petri Italy  

1972 l'Affaire Mattei Francesco Rosi Italy  

1973 la Méprise Alan Bridges United Kingdom  

1973 Scarecrow Jerry Schatzberg United States  

1974 The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola United States  

1975 Chronique des années de braise Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina Algeria  

1976 Taxi Driver Martin Scorsese United States  

1977 Padre padrone Paolo Taviani & Vittorio Taviani Italy  

1978 l'Arbre aux sabots Ermanno Olmi Italy  

1979 Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola United States  

1979 le Tambour Volker Schlöndorff West Germany  

1980 All That Jazz Bob Fosse United States  

1980 Kagemusha Kurosawa Akira Japan  

1981 l'Homme de fer Andrzej Wajda Poland  

1982 Missing Costa-Gavras United States  

1982 Yol Yilmaz Güney Turkey  

1983 la Balade de Narayama Imamura Shohei Japan  

1984 Paris, Texas Wim Wenders West Germany  

1985 Otac na sluzbenom putu (When Father Was Away on Business) Emir Kusturica Yugoslavia  

1986 The Mission Roland Joffé United Kingdom  

1987 Sous le soleil de Satan (Under the Sun of Satan) Maurice Pialat France  

1988 Pelle erobreren (Pelle the Conqueror) Bille August Denmark  

1989 Sex, Lies and Videotape Steven Soderbergh United States  

1990 Wild at Heart David Lynch United States  

1991 Barton Fink Joel Coen & Ethan Coen United States  

1992 Den Goda viljan (The Best Intentions) Bille August Denmark  

1993 Ba wang bie ji (Farewell My Concubine) Chen Kaige China  

1993 The Piano Jane Campion New Zealand  

1994 Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino United States  

1995 Underground Emir Kusturica Yugoslavia  

1996 Secrets and Lies Mike Leigh United Kingdom  

1997 Ta'm e guilass (Taste of Cherry) Abbas Kiarostami Iran  

1997 Unagi (The Eel) Imamura Shohei Japan  

1998 Mia aiwniothta kai mia mera (Eternity and a Day) Theo Angelopoulos Greece  

1999 Rosetta Luc Dardenne & Jean-Pierre Dardenne Belgium  

2000 Dancer in the Dark Lars von Trier Denmark  

2001 La Stanza del figlio Nanni Moretti Italy  

2002 The Pianist Roman Polanski France  

2003 Elephant Gus Van Sant United States  


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