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Best Director Prizes, Cannes Film Festival

by Joe Bowman
Best Director Prizes, Cannes Film Festival by Joe Bowman
Here’s a list of the winners of the Best Director Prize at the annual Cannes Film Festival. Not listed: Le mura di Malapaga / 1969 / René Clément / France/Italy Geroite na Shipka / Heroes of Shipka / 1955 / Sergei Vasilyev / Soviet Union/Bulgaria Othello / 1955 / Sergei Yutkevich / Soviet Union Povest plamennykh let / Chronicle of Flaming Years / 1961 / Yuliya Solntseva / Soviet Union Lenin v Polshe / Lenin in Poland / 1966 / Sergei Yutkevich / Soviet Union/Poland Tízezer nap / Ten Thousand Days / 1967 / Ferenc Kósa / Hungary Les ordres / 1974 / Michel Brault / Canada Section spéciale / Special Section / 1975 / Costa-Gavras / France Brutti,… Read more

Here’s a list of the winners of the Best Director Prize at the annual Cannes Film Festival.

Not listed:

Le mura di Malapaga / 1969 / René Clément / France/Italy
Geroite na Shipka / Heroes of Shipka / 1955 / Sergei Vasilyev / Soviet Union/Bulgaria
Othello / 1955 / Sergei Yutkevich / Soviet Union
Povest plamennykh let / Chronicle of Flaming Years / 1961 / Yuliya Solntseva / Soviet Union
Lenin v Polshe / Lenin in Poland / 1966 / Sergei Yutkevich / Soviet Union/Poland
Tízezer nap / Ten Thousand Days / 1967 / Ferenc Kósa / Hungary
Les ordres / 1974 / Michel Brault / Canada
Section spéciale / Special Section / 1975 / Costa-Gavras / France
Brutti, sporchi e cattivi / Ugly, Dirty and Bad / 1976 / Ettore Scola / Italy
Taxi Blues / 1990 / Pavel Lungin / Soviet Union/France
Exils / Exiles / 2004 / Tony Gatlif / France/Japan

Joel Coen, John Boorman, Sergei Yutkevich and Robert Bresson are the only directors to have won the award twice.

Only twice have the Palme d’Or and Best Director Prize been awarded to the same film. In 1991, for Barton Fink, and in 2003, for Elephant.

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