Cannes: Jury Prize (and Special Prize)

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1.
Loveless (2017)
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A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. (127 mins.)
 
2.
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. (163 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
Persepolis (2007)
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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
 
13.
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
 
14.
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
 
15.
Shanghai Dreams (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
16.
The Ladykillers (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady. (104 mins.)
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
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
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
La lettre (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love... (107 mins.)
 
23.
The Celebration (1998)
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
 
24.
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
 
25.
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
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
Carrington (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century. (121 mins.)
 
28.
Don't Forget You're Going to Die (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Benoit (Xavier Beauvois) has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty... (118 mins.)
Director: Xavier Beauvois
 
29.
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.)
 
30.
Raining Stones (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
 
31.
The Puppetmaster (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joines a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently... (142 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
32.
Dream of Light (1992 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
33.
An Independent Life (1992)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Vitali Kanevsky
 
34.
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
 
35.
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
 
36.
Hidden Agenda (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend... (108 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
37.
Jesus of Montreal (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
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.)
 
40.
Shinran: Path to Purity (1987)
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(140 mins.)
Director: Rentarô Mikuni
 
41.
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
 
42.
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
 
43.
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
 
44.
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.)
 
45.
Cousin Angelica (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia... (107 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
46.
The Invitation (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After the death of his mother, middle-aged insurance employee inherits her small cottage surrounded by a garden... (100 mins.)
Director: Claude Goretta
 
47.
The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Józef visits his dying father at a remote mental institution, where time itself doesn't seem to exist, and the line between dreams and memories becomes indistinguishable. (124 mins.)
Director: Wojciech J. Has
 
48.
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A man named Billy Pilgrim tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens. (104 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
49.
Love (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
50.
Joe Hill (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
About the life and death of the legendary Swedish/American agitator Joe Hill. (118 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
51.
The Strawberry Statement (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An apolitical college student joins a group of campus protesters to meet girls but gets swept up in their cause and involved in a violent confrontation with police. (109 mins.)
Director: Stuart Hagmann
 
52.
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
 
53.
Z (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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
 
54.
Alfie (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle. (114 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
55.
Kwaidan (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
 
56.
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them. (123 mins.)
 
57.
When the Cat Comes (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
58.
L'Eclisse (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature. (126 mins.)
 
59.
Harakiri (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
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.)
 
60.
The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc (based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial)... (65 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
61.
Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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.)
 
62.
L'Avventura (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other. (143 mins.)
 
63.
Odd Obsession (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A man getting on in years sets out to find a way to resurrect his flagging virility. (96 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
64.
Goha (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Goha is a 1958 French-Tunisian film. It was starred by Omar Sharif and it was the cinema debut of Claudia Cardinale... (83 mins.)
 
65.
Mon Oncle (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
66.
Visages de bronze (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Bernard Taisant
 
67.
Kanal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
 
68.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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
 
69.
Le mystère Picasso (1956 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work. (78 mins.)
 
70.
Lost Continent (1955 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
(120 mins.)
 
71.
Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
72.
Nous sommes tous des assassins (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
73.
All About Eve (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)