Cannes Film Festival - Jury Prize

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1.
The Battle of the Rails (1946)
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This movie is a story about French railroad workers who were part of organized resistance during the German WW2 occupation. (85 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
2.
All About Eve (1950)
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
 
3.
Nous sommes tous des assassins (1952)
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Rene is not a bright guy. He was taught to kill by the Resistance. But the WW2 is over and he keeps on killing... (115 mins.)
Director: André Cayatte
 
4.
Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954)
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From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois, a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London... (100 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
5.
Lost Continent (1955 Documentary)
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(120 mins.)
 
6.
Le mystère Picasso (1956 Documentary)
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A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work. (78 mins.)
 
7.
Kanal (1957)
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In 1944, during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Polish Lieutenant Zadra and his resistance fighters use Warsaw's sewer system to escape the German encirclement. (91 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
8.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
9.
Mon Oncle (1958)
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Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings. (117 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
10.
Stars (1959)
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The tragic love of the Jewish girl and the Nazi officer is presented as a symbol of human purity defeated by fascism and racial prejudice. (92 mins.)
Director: Konrad Wolf
 
11.
L'Avventura (1960)
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A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other. (143 mins.)
 
12.
Odd Obsession (1959)
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A man getting on in years sets out to find a way to resurrect his flagging virility. (96 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
13.
Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
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A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting. (110 mins.)
 
14.
The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
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A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc (based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial)... (65 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
15.
L'Eclisse (1962)
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A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature. (126 mins.)
 
16.
Harakiri (1962)
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An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. (133 mins.)
 
17.
When the Cat Comes (1963)
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Some people with a strange cat arrive in a small village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off... (91 mins.)
Director: Vojtech Jasný
 
18.
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
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An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them. (123 mins.)
 
19.
Kwaidan (1964)
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
 
20.
Alfie (1966)
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An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle. (114 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
21.
Z (1969)
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Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles. (127 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
22.
Magasiskola (1970)
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The daily routine of a falconry shows the newcomer how order through dictatorship can and cannot work. (100 mins.)
Director: István Gaál
 
23.
The Strawberry Statement (1970)
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Simon is a student at a college in San Francisco. He is content to be on the rowing team and remain as just a casual observer to the on-campus unrest... (109 mins.)
Director: Stuart Hagmann
 
24.
Love (1971)
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The wife of a political prisoner tends to her mother-in-law and keeps from the old woman the truth about her son, whom she believes is in New York making a film. (88 mins.)
Director: Károly Makk
 
25.
Joe Hill (1971)
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About the life and death of the legendary Swedish/American agitator Joe Hill. (117 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
26.
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
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A man tells his story of how he became unstuck in time and abducted by aliens. (104 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
27.
The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)
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The film depicts its protagonist, Joseph (Jan Nowicki), traveling through a dream-like world, taking... (124 mins.)
Director: Wojciech J. Has
 
28.
The Invitation (1973)
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After the death of his mother, middle-aged insurance employee inherits her small cottage surrounded by a garden... (100 mins.)
Director: Claude Goretta
 
29.
The Constant Factor (1980)
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A young man is facing death of his mother. A petty corruption at his job leads to him being framed and robbed of his only desire to climb mountains in Himalayas, as his father did and where he died. (98 mins.)
 
30.
The Case Is Closed (1982)
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The servant boy, a minor, engaged in a middle class family dies mysteriously locked in a kitchen. (99 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
 
31.
Colonel Redl (1985)
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Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer)... (144 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
 
32.
Thérèse (1986)
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The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent... (94 mins.)
Director: Alain Cavalier
 
33.
Brightness (1987)
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A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father. (105 mins.)
 
34.
Shinran: Path to Purity (1987)
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(140 mins.)
Director: Rentarô Mikuni
 
35.
A Short Film About Killing (1988)
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The plot couldn't be simpler or its attack on capital punishment (and the act of killing in general) more direct - a senseless... (84 mins.)
 
36.
Jesus of Montreal (1989)
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A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself. (118 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
37.
Hidden Agenda (1990)
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When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend... (108 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
38.
Europa (1991)
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Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him. (112 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
39.
Out of Life (1991)
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A French photograher is kidnapped and held hostage in a war-torn Beirut. Slowly but surely his integrity and self-respect is broken. (97 mins.)
Director: Maroun Bagdadi
 
40.
Quince Tree of the Sun (1992 Documentary)
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The artist, Antonio Lopez, tries to paint the quince tree he planted some time back in his garden. Throughout his life... (133 mins.)
Director: Victor Erice
 
41.
An Independent Life (1992)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Vitali Kanevsky
 
42.
The Puppetmaster (1993)
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In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joines a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently... (142 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
43.
Raining Stones (1993)
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This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor... (90 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
44.
Queen Margot (1994)
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Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family. (159 mins.)
 
45.
Don't Forget You're Going to Die (1995)
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Benoit (Xavier Beauvois) has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty... (118 mins.)
Director: Xavier Beauvois
 
46.
Carrington (1995)
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century. (121 mins.)
 
47.
Crash (1996)
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After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife. (100 mins.)
 
48.
Western (1997)
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Catalonian Paco is a traveling rep for a shoe manufacturer. When he stops to pick up Russian emigree hitchhiker Nino... (124 mins.)
Director: Manuel Poirier
 
49.
Class Trip (1998)
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A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over. (96 mins.)
Director: Claude Miller
 
50.
The Celebration (1998)
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
 
51.
La lettre (1999)
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A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love... (107 mins.)
 
52.
Blackboards (2000)
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Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran... (88 mins.)
 
53.
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
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Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things. (98 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
54.
Divine Intervention (2002)
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Separated by a checkpoint, Palestinian lovers from Jerusalem and Ramallah arrange clandestine meetings. (92 mins.)
Director: Elia Suleiman
 
55.
At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
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In a post-Taliban Afghanistan a young woman (Agheleh Rezaie) attends school against her conservative father's will, hoping to learn more about democracy to fulfill her dream of being the country's next president. (105 mins.)
 
56.
Tropical Malady (2004)
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A romance between a soldier and a country boy, wrapped around a Thai folk-tale involving a shaman with shape-shifting abilities. (118 mins.)
 
57.
Shanghai Dreams (2005)
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In the 1980s, encouraged by the government, a large number of families leave Chinese cities to settle in the poorer regions of the country... (123 mins.)
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
 
58.
Red Road (2006)
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Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him. (113 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
59.
Persepolis (2007)
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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
 
60.
Silent Light (2007)
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In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman. (145 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
 
61.
Il Divo (2008)
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The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946. (110 mins.)
 
62.
Thirst (2009)
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Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
63.
Fish Tank (2009)
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Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend. (123 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
64.
A Screaming Man (2010)
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Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel... (92 mins.)
 
65.
Polisse (2011)
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A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects. (127 mins.)
Director: Maïwenn
 
66.
The Angels' Share (2012)
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Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
67.
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
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Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own. (121 mins.)
 
68.
Goodbye to Language (2014)
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The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country... (70 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
69.
Mommy (2014)
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A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household. (139 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
70.
The Lobster (2015)
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In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. (119 mins.)
 
71.
American Honey (2016)
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A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. (162 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold