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Cannes: Best directors

by apeloeh
The Best Director Award is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. It is chosen by the jury from the ‘official section’ of movies at the festival. It was first awarded in 1946. There have only been two occasions where the winner also won the Palme d’Or. They are in 1991, when Joel Coen won for Barton Fink, and in 2003, when Gus van Sant won for Elephant. 1946 La Bataille du rai / France / René Clément 1949 The Walls of Malapaga / France / René Clément 1951 Los olvidados / Spain,Mexico / Luis Buñuel 1952 Fanfan la Tulipe / France / Christian-Jaque 1955 Rififi / United States / Jules Dassin and Heroes of Shipka / Soviet Union /… Read more

The Best Director Award is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. It is chosen by the jury from the ‘official section’ of movies at the festival. It was first awarded in 1946.

There have only been two occasions where the winner also won the Palme d’Or. They are in 1991, when Joel Coen won for Barton Fink, and in 2003, when Gus van Sant won for Elephant.

1946 La Bataille du rai / France / René Clément
1949 The Walls of Malapaga / France / René Clément
1951 Los olvidados / Spain,Mexico / Luis Buñuel
1952 Fanfan la Tulipe / France / Christian-Jaque
1955 Rififi / United States / Jules Dassin and Heroes of Shipka / Soviet Union / Sergei Vasilyev
1956 Othello / Soviet Union / Sergei Yutkevich
1957 A Man Escaped / France / Robert Bresson
1958 Brink of Life / Sweden / Ingmar Bergman
1959 The 400 Blows / France / François Truffaut
1961 Chronicle of Flaming Years (Povest plamennykh let) / Soviet Union / Yuliya Solntseva
1965 Forest of the Hanged (Padurea spânzuratilor) /Romania / Liviu Ciulei
1966 Lenin in Poland (Lenin v Polshe) / Soviet Union / Sergei Yutkevich
1967 Ten Thousand Days (Tízezer nap) / Hungary / Ferenc Kósa
1969 Antônio das Mortes / Brazil Glauber Rocha and All My Compatriots / Czechoslovakia / Vojtech Jasny
1970 Leo the Last / United Kingdom / John Boorman
1972 Red Psalm (Még kér a nép) / Hungary / Miklós Jancsó
1975 Orders / Canada / Michel Brault and Section spéciale / France,Greece / Costa Gavras
1976 Brutti, sporchi e cattivi / Italy / Ettore Scola
1978 Empire of Passion / Japan / Nagisa Oshima
1979 Days of Heaven / United States / Terrence Malick
1982 Fitzcarraldo / West Germany / Werner Herzog
1983 L’Argent / France / Robert Bresson and Nostalghia / Soviet Union Andrei Tarkovsky
1984 A Sunday in the Country / France / Bertrand Tavernier
1985 Rendez-vous / France / André Téchiné
1986 After Hours / United States / Martin Scorsese
1987 Wings of Desire / West Germany / Wim Wenders
1988 Sur / Argentina / Fernando Solanas
1989 Time of the Gypsies / Yugoslavia / Emir Kusturica
1990 Taxi Blues / Soviet Union / Pavel Lungin
1991 Barton Fink / United States / Joel Coen
1992 The Player / United States / Robert Altman
1993 Naked / United Kingdom / Mike Leigh
1994 Caro diario / Italy / Nanni Moretti
1995 La Haine / France / Mathieu Kassovitz
1996 Fargo / United States / Joel Coen
1997 Happy Together / Hong Kong / Wong Kar-Wai
1998 The General / United Kingdom/ John Boorman
1999 All About My Mother / Spain / Pedro Almodóvar
2000 Yi Yi / Republic of China / Edward Yang
2001 The Man Who Wasn’t There / United States / Joel Coen and Mulholland Drive / United States / David Lynch
2002 Chi-hwa-seon / South Korea / Im Kwon-taek and Punch-Drunk Love / United States / Paul Thomas Anderson
2003 Elephant / United States / Gus Van Sant
2004 Exils /France / Tony Gatlif
2005 Caché / Austria / Michael Haneke
2006 Babel / Mexico / Alejandro González Iñárritu
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly / United States / Julian Schnabel
2008 Üç Maymun / Turkey / Nuri Bilge Ceylan
2009 Kinatay / Philippines / Brillante Mendoza
2010 On Tour / France / Mathieu Amalric

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