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Cannes: Palme d'Or

by apeloeh
The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded to competing films at the Cannes Film Festival. It was introduced in 1955 by the organising committee. From 1939 to 1954, the highest prize was the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film. From 1964 to 1974 it was replaced again by the Grand Prix du Festival. >> Grand Prix du Festival International du Film (1939-1954) 1939 Union Pacific , Cecil B. DeMille (United States) 1946 Torment (Hets), Alf Sjöberg (Sweden) The Lost Weekend, Billy Wilder (United States) The Red Meadows (De røde enge) Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen Jr. * Denmark Brief… Read more

The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded to competing films at the Cannes Film Festival. It was introduced in 1955 by the organising committee. From 1939 to 1954, the highest prize was the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film. From 1964 to 1974 it was replaced again by the Grand Prix du Festival.

>> Grand Prix du Festival International du Film (1939-1954)

1939 Union Pacific , Cecil B. DeMille (United States)
1946 Torment (Hets), Alf Sjöberg (Sweden)
The Lost Weekend, Billy Wilder (United States)
The Red Meadows (De røde enge) Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen Jr. * Denmark
Brief Encounter David Lean * United Kingdom
Portrait of Maria (María Candelaria (Xochimilco)) Emilio Fernández * Mexico
Neecha Nagar (नीचा नगर) Chetan Anand * India
The Turning Point (Великий перелом, Velikiy perelom) Fridrikh Ermler * Soviet Union
La symphonie pastorale Jean Delannoy * France
The Last Chance (Die Letzte Chance) Leopold Lindtberg * Austria
Men Without Wings (Muži bez křídel) František Čáp * Czechoslovakia
Rome, Open City (Roma, città aperta) Roberto Rossellini * Italy
1949 The Third Man Carol Reed United Kingdom
1951 Miss Julie (Fröken Julie) Alf Sjöberg Sweden
Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano) Vittorio De Sica Italy
1952 The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice Orson Welles United States
Two Cents Worth of Hope (Due soldi di speranza) Renato Castellani Italy
1953 The Wages of Fear (Le salaire de la peur) Henri-Georges Clouzot France
1954 Gate of Hell (地獄門, Jigokumon) Teinosuke Kinugasa * Japan

>> Palme d’Or (1955-1963)

1955 Marty, Delbert Mann (United States)
1956 The Silent World (Le monde du silence) , Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle (France)
1957 Friendly Persuasion, William Wyler (United States)
1958 The Cranes Are Flying (Летят журавли, Letyat zhuravli), Mikhail Kalatozov (Soviet Union)
1959 Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro), Marcel Camus (France)
1960 La Dolce Vita, Federico Fellini (Italy)
1961 The Long Absence (Une aussi longue absence) Henri Colpi (France) and Viridiana, Luis Buñuel (Mexico)
1962 O Pagador de Promessas, Anselmo Duarte (Brazil)
1963 The Leopard (Il gattopardo), Luchino Visconti (Italy)

>> Grand Prix du Festival International du Film (1964-1974)

1964 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les parapluies de Cherbourg) Jacques Demy France
1965 The Knack …and How to Get It Richard Lester United Kingdom
1966 A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme) Claude Lelouch France
The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (Signore e signori) Pietro Germi Italy
1967 Blow-Up Michelangelo Antonioni Italy
1969 if…. Lindsay Anderson United Kingdom
1970 MASH Robert Altman United States
1971 The Go-Between Joseph Losey United States
1972 The Working Class Goes to Heaven (La classe operaia va in paradiso) Elio Petri Italy
The Mattei Affair (Il caso Mattei) Francesco Rosi Italy
1973 The Hireling Alan Bridges United Kingdom
Scarecrow Jerry Schatzberg United States
1974 The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola United States

>> Palme d’Or (1975-present)

1975 Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Chronique des années de braise) Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina * Algeria
1976 Taxi Driver Martin Scorsese United States
1977 Padre Padrone Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani Italy
1978 The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L’albero degli zoccoli) Ermanno Olmi Italy
1979 Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola United States
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) Volker Schlöndorff * West Germany
1980 All That Jazz Bob Fosse United States
Kagemusha (影武者) Akira Kurosawa Japan
1981 Man of Iron (Człowiek z żelaza) Andrzej Wajda * Poland
1982 Missing Costa-Gavras * Greece
The Way (Yol) Yılmaz Güney and Şerif Gören * Turkey
1983 The Ballad of Narayama (楢山節考 / Narayama bushiko) Shohei Imamura Japan
1984 Paris, Texas [unanimously] Wim Wenders West Germany
1985 When Father Was Away on Business (Otac na službenom putu) [unanimously] Emir Kusturica * Yugoslavia
1986 The Mission Roland Joffé United Kingdom
1987 Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan) [unanimously] Maurice Pialat France
1988 Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle erobreren) Bille August Denmark
1989 Sex, Lies, and Videotape Steven Soderbergh United States
1990 Wild at Heart David Lynch United States
1991 Barton Fink [unanimously] Joel and Ethan Coen United States
1992 The Best Intentions (Den goda viljan) Bille August Denmark
1993 Farewell My Concubine (霸王別姬 / Bàwáng bié jī) Chen Kaige * China
The Piano Jane Campion * New Zealand
1994 Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino United States
1995 Underground (Подземље, Podzemlje) Emir Kusturica * Yugoslavia
1996 Secrets & Lies Mike Leigh United Kingdom
1997 Taste of Cherry (طعم گيلاس /Ta’m-e gīlās) Abbas Kiarostami * Iran
The Eel (‘’うなぎ, Unagi) Shohei Imamura Japan
1998 Eternity and a Day (Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα / Mia aioniotita kai mia mera) [unanimously] Theo Angelopoulos * Greece
1999 Rosetta Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne * Belgium
2000 Dancer in the Dark Lars von Trier Denmark
2001 The Son’s Room (La stanza del figlio) Nanni Moretti Italy
2002 The Pianist Roman Polanski Poland
2003 Elephant Gus Van Sant United States
2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 [unanimously] Michael Moore United States
2005 L’enfant (The Child) Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne Belgium
2006 The Wind That Shakes the Barley Ken Loach United Kingdom
2007 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile) Cristian Mungiu * Romania
2008 The Class (Entre les murs) [unanimously] Laurent Cantet France
2009 The White Ribbon (Das weiße Band) Michael Haneke Austria
2010 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (ลุงบุญมีระลึกชาติ) Apichatpong Weerasethakul * Thailand

This big list is a work-in-progress….

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