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Cannes Film Festival

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. Winners:

Year Film Director Country
1946L'Épreuve[?] (Hets)Alf Sjöberg[?]Sweden
1946The Lost WeekendBilly WilderUnited States
1946La Terre sera rouge[?]Bodil Ipsen[?] & Lau Jr. Lauritzen[?]Denmark
1946Neecha Nagar[?]Chetan Anand[?]India
1946Brève rencontre (Brief Encounter)David LeanUnited Kingdom
1946Maria Candelaria[?]Emilio Fernandez[?]Mexico
1946Le Tournant décisif[?]Fridrikh Markovitch Ermler[?]Soviet Union
1946la Symphonie pastorale[?]Jean Delannoy[?]France
1946la Dernière Chance[?]Leopold Lintberg[?]Switzerland
1946les Hommes sans ailes[?]M. Cap[?]Czechoslovakia
1946Rome ville ouverte[?]Roberto RosselliniItaly
1947not awarded
1948no festival that year
1949The Third ManCarol ReedUnited Kingdom
1950no festival that year
1951Mademoiselle Julie[?]Alf Sjöberg[?]Sweden
1951Miracle à Milan[?]Vittorio De SicaItaly
1952Othello[?]Orson WellesUnited States
1952Deux Sous d'espoir[?]Renato Castellani[?]Italy
1953Le Salaire de la peur[?]Henri Georges Clouzot[?]France
1954La Porte de l'enfer[?]Teinosuke Kinugasa[?]Japan
1955MartyDelbert Mann[?]United States
1956Le Monde du silence[?]Jacques-Yves Cousteau & Louis Malle[?]France
1957La Loi du Seigneur (Friendly Persuasion)William WylerUnited States
1958Quand passent les cigognes[?]Mikhaïl Kalatozov[?]Soviet Union
1959Orfeu Negro[?]Marcel CamusFrance
1960la Dolce Vita[?]Federico FelliniItaly
1961Une aussi longue absence[?]Henri Colpi[?]France
1961Viridiana[?]Luis BuñuelSpain
1962la Parole donnée[?]Anselmo Duarte[?]Brazil
1963le Guépard[?]Luchino ViscontiItaly
1964les Parapluies de CherbourgJacques Demy[?]France
1965le Knack... et comment l'avoir[?]Richard LesterUnited Kingdom
1966Un homme et une femme[?]Claude Lelouch[?]France
1966Ces messieurs dames[?]Pietro Germi[?]Italy
1967Blow-Up[?]Michelangelo AntonioniItaly
1968canceled due to May 1968 uprising in Paris
1969If...Lindsay AndersonUnited Kingdom
1970M*A*S*HRobert AltmanUnited States
1971The Go-BetweenJoseph LoseyUnited Kingdom
1972La classe ouvrière va au paradis[?]Elio Petri[?]Italy
1972l'Affaire Mattei[?]Francesco Rosi[?]Italy
1973la Méprise[?]Alan Bridges[?]United Kingdom
1973Scarecrow[?]Jerry Schatzberg[?]United States
1974The ConversationFrancis Ford CoppolaUnited States
1975Chronique des années de braise[?]Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina[?]Algeria
1976Taxi DriverMartin ScorseseUnited States
1977Padre padrone[?]Paolo Taviani[?] & Vittorio Taviani[?]Italy
1978l'Arbre aux sabots[?]Ermanno Olmi[?]Italy
1979Apocalypse NowFrancis Ford CoppolaUnited States
1979le Tambour[?]Volker Schlöndorff[?]West Germany
1980All That JazzBob FosseUnited States
1980Kagemusha[?]Kurosawa AkiraJapan
1981l'Homme de fer[?]Andrzej WajdaPoland
1982MissingConstantin Costa-GavrasUnited States
1982Yol[?]Yilmaz Güney[?]Turkey
1983la Balade de Narayama[?]Imamura Shohei[?]Japan
1984Paris, TexasWim WendersWest Germany
1985Otac na sluzbenom putu (When Father Was Away on Business)Emir Kusturica[?]Yugoslavia
1986The MissionRoland Joffé[?]United Kingdom
1987Sous le soleil de Satan[?] (Under the Sun of Satan)Maurice PialatFrance
1988Pelle erobreren[?] (Pelle the Conqueror)Bille AugustDenmark
1989Sex, Lies and Videotape[?]Steven SoderberghUnited States
1990Wild at HeartDavid LynchUnited States
1991Barton Fink[?]Joel Coen & Ethan CoenUnited States
1992Den Goda viljan[?] (The Best Intentions)Bille AugustDenmark
1993Ba wang bie ji (Farewell My Concubine)Chen Kaige[?]China
1993The PianoJane Campion[?]New Zealand
1994Pulp FictionQuentin TarantinoUnited States
1995UndergroundEmir Kusturica[?]Yugoslavia
1996Secrets and LiesMike Leigh[?]United Kingdom
1997Ta'm e guilass[?] (Taste of Cherry)Abbas Kiarostami[?]Iran
1997Unagi (The Eel)[?]Imamura Shohei[?]Japan
1998Mia aiwniothta kai mia mera[?] (Eternity and a Day)Theo AngelopoulosGreece
1999RosettaLuc Dardenne[?] & Jean-Pierre Dardenne[?]Belgium
2000Dancer in the DarkLars von TrierDenmark
2001La Stanza del figlio[?]Nanni Moretti[?]Italy
2002The PianistRoman PolanskiFrance
2003ElephantGus Van SantUnited States

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