Cannes: Golden Camera (Best first work)

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1.
Divines (2016)
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A streets teenager from dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down. (105 mins.)
Director: Uda Benyamina
 
2.
Land and Shade (2015)
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After having left a long time ago, a humble country sugar cane worker returns home to meet his grandson and deal with the hardships his family has been put into. (97 mins.)
 
3.
Party Girl (2014)
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An aging nightclub hostess decides to settle down and get married. (96 mins.)
 
4.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
 
5.
Las Acacias (2011)
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Rubén is a lonely truck driver who has been taking the motorway from Asunción, Paraguay to Buenos Aires... (82 mins.)
Director: Pablo Giorgelli
 
6.
Leap Year (2010)
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Laura's personal life consists of one affair after another. She meets Arturo, and the pair enter into an intense, violent sexual relationship. As days go by, Laura crosses out the days on a calendar, revealing her secret past to her lover. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Rowe
 
7.
Samson & Delilah (2009)
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Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy... (100 mins.)
 
8.
Hunger (2008)
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Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike. (96 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
9.
Meduzot (2007)
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Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living... (78 mins.)
 
10.
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
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It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come... (89 mins.)
 
12.
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
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A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life. (91 mins.)
Director: Miranda July
 
13.
Or (My Treasure) (2004)
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Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash... (97 mins.)
Director: Keren Yedaya
 
14.
Reconstruction (2003)
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A young man who thought himself already in love with a nice girl is drawn into a literary drama when he is captured by a deep and stimulating love affair. (92 mins.)
Director: Christoffer Boe
 
15.
Seaside (2002)
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Seaside takes place in a small coastal town on the Bay of Somme. The year-round inhabitants find ways to make their lives work; Paul... (90 mins.)
 
16.
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
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The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace. (172 mins.)
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
 
17.
Djomeh (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Djomeh is a young Afghan man who has come to live in Iran because of family trouble. Working as a milk boy... (94 mins.)
 
18.
A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
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Young Iranian Kurds (brothers and sisters) try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill. (80 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
19.
Marana Simhasanam (1999)
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(61 mins.)
Director: Murali Nair
 
20.
Slam (1998)
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Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City... (100 mins.)
Director: Marc Levin
 
21.
Suzaku (1997)
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Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko... (95 mins.)
Director: Naomi Kawase
 
22.
Love Serenade (1996)
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In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station... (101 mins.)
Director: Shirley Barrett
 
23.
The White Balloon (1995)
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Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with. (85 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
24.
Coming to Terms with the Dead (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
It's summer, on the beach of this little town in Brittany, a man around 40 is building a sand castle... (104 mins.)
Director: Pascale Ferran
 
25.
The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter... (104 mins.)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
 
26.
Mac (1992)
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Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies... (117 mins.)
Director: John Turturro
 
27.
Toto the Hero (1991)
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Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns... (91 mins.)
 
28.
Freeze Die Come to Life (1990)
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Two children living in a remote mining town in the distant wastes of Siberia in 1947, survive poverty... (105 mins.)
Director: Vitali Kanevsky
 
29.
My Twentieth Century (1989)
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Separated identical twins ride an Orient Express unaware of each other: a feminist anarchist and a hedonistic courtesan... (102 mins.)
Director: Ildikó Enyedi
 
30.
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return... (113 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
31.
Robinzoniada, anu chemi ingliseli Papa (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The story, in flashback, of the death of a British Telegraph engineer in Georgia, USSR in 1920. Caught up in a civil war... (76 mins.)
 
32.
Noir et blanc (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Antoine is an accountant, uptight and withdrawn, married to Edith, who picks out his clothes and shoes... (80 mins.)
Director: Claire Devers
 
33.
Oriana (1985)
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A young girl is sent to a South American hacienda, where she learns about the life of her reclusive aunt, Oriana (88 mins.)
Director: Fina Torres
 
34.
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial... (89 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
35.
Adj király katonát (1983)
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(113 mins.)
Director: Pál Erdöss
 
36.
Mourir à 30 ans (1982 Documentary)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Romain Goupil
 
37.
Desperado City (1981)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Vadim Glowna
 
38.
Adrien's Story (1980)
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In the Périgord, at the beginning of the century, Adrien, illegitimate child, is adopted by his grandmother. When the First World War ended, he becomes a railway man, and takes part in the strikes of 1920. (95 mins.)
 
39.
Northern Lights (1978)
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NORTHERN LIGHTS has the feel of an old black and white photograph discovered in an attic. The bitter-sweet... (95 mins.)
 
40.
Alambrista! (1977)
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After the birth of his first child, Roberto, a young Mexican man slips across the border into the United States. Seeking work to support his family back home, he finds that working hard is not enough. (110 mins.)
Director: Robert M. Young
 
41.
The Duellists (1977)
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A duel between two feuding Napoleonic officers eventually evolves into a decades-long series of duels, after each bout - for various reasons - ends unresolved. (100 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
42.
Jeremy (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Shy cellist boy meets upperclassman ballet dancing girl at school. They experience first-time love, then happenstance pulls them apart. (90 mins.)
Director: Arthur Barron
 
43.
Between Miracles (1971)
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Benedetto is a child who came out of an accident uninjured on his first communion's day. The people... (122 mins.)
Director: Nino Manfredi
 
44.
Hoa Binh (1970)
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A small Vietnamese boy grows up during the horrors and hardships of The Vietnam War era. (93 mins.)
Director: Raoul Coutard
 
45.
Easy Rider (1969)
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Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
46.
The Winds of the Aures (1967)
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(95 mins.)
 
47.
Rascoala (1965)
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A few important events from the Romanian peasant uprising of 1907. (100 mins.)
Director: Mircea Muresan