CANNES: 2017-1939: AWARD WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP

"The Festival is an apolitical no-man's land, a microcosm of what the world would be like if people could make direct contact with one another and speak the same language." - Jean Cocteau.

IMDb: Cannes Film Festival | Overview.

2017 Cannes Film Festival:

IMDb: Festival Central | Cannes 2017.
The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival ran from 17 to 28 May, 2017.
Pedro Almodóvar served as President of the Jury for the main competition.
IMDb: Awards for 2017.

2017 Cannes News:

Cannes 2017: 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners.

2016 Cannes Film Festival:

The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival ran from 11 to 22 May, 2016.
George Miller served as President of the Jury for the main competition.
IMDb: Awards for 2016.

2015 Cannes Film Festival:

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival ran from 13 to 24 May, 2015.
Brothers Joel & Ethan Coen led as Presidents of the Jury for the main competition. It is the first time that two people chaired the jury.
French film director Agnès Varda was the first woman to receive the Honorary Palme d'Or, which was presented at the festival's closing ceremony.
IMDb: Awards for 2015.

A Brief History of the Palme d'Or:

The Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
(1939) to (1954): The highest prize was the 'Grand Prix du Festival International du Film'.
(1955): The 'Palme d'Or' was introduced.
(1964) to (1974): The 'Palme d'Or' was replaced, once again, by the 'Grand Prix du Festival International du Film'.
(1975): The Palme d'Or was re-introduced, and remains so, to this day - Annually awarded to the director of the elected, 'Best Feature Film'.

Condensed Best Feature Film Award Winners:

'Grand Prix du Festival International du Film' & 'Palme d'Or'.

List Description:

Features all the Cannes Palme d'Or & Grand Prix 'Best Feature Film' award winners and their runners-up, from (2017) to (1939). Including, 'Best First Feature Film' - Caméra d'Or (Golden Camera) winners.

The festival year appears between the square brackets: [__] followed by the major winners for that year.

Each festival year is accompanied by an IMDb link that will give you a detailed overview of all winners and nominees, in all categories.

Please note: This list is in reverse chronological order.
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1.
We Cannes (2017 Documentary)
Delia Antal candidly takes the audience on an insightful behind the scenes expose and addresses the true struggle, determination and joy of her relentless journey in the process of making and distributing her first feature film. (95 mins.)
Director: Delia Antal
“ [2017]: The 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival ran from 17 to 28 May 2017.

Pedro Almodóvar served as President of the jury for the main competition.

Italian actress Monica Bellucci hosted the opening and closing ceremonies.

The official poster of the festival features a still of Italian actress Claudia Cardinale taken at a rooftop in Rome in 1959.

Nicole Kidman was awarded the 70th Anniversary Prize.

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2017.

IMDb: Festival Central | Cannes 2017.

IMDb: Cannes Film Festival: Features Lineup - a list by IMDb-Editors.

IMDb: Cannes Film Festival: Shorts Lineup - a list by IMDb-Editors.

IMDb: Cannes 2017: Photos. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
2.
The Square (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world. (142 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
“ [2017]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
3.
120 Beats Per Minute (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
120 BPM. The average heart rate. The protagonists of 120 battements par minute are passionate about fighting the indifference that exists towards AIDS. (140 mins.)
Director: Robin Campillo
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
4.
Loveless (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. (127 mins.)
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
5.
The Beguiled (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. (93 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ Best Director: Sofia Coppola. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
6.
In the Fade (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Katja's life collapses after the death of husband and son in a bomb attack. After the time of mourning and injustice, here comes the time of revenge. (106 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
“ Best Actress: Diane Kruger. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
7.
You Were Never Really Here (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening. (95 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
“ Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix.

'Joint' Best Screenplay with The Killing of a Sacred Deer. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
8.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. (109 mins.)
“ 'Joint' Best Screenplay with You Were Never Really Here. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
9.
Montparnasse Bienvenue (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Broke, with nothing but her cat and doors closing in her face, Paula is back in Paris after a long absence... (97 mins.)
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
10.
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance. (100 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ [2016]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).


IMDb: Cannes 2016: Award Winners - by IMDb-Editors.
IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2016.

Honorary Palme d'Or Recipient: Jean-Pierre Léaud | Actor | France.

IMDb: Cannes 2016: In Competition.
IMDb: Cannes 2016: Out of Competition.
IMDb: Cannes 2016: Un Certain Regard.
IMDb: Cannes 2016: Special Screenings.
IMDb: Cannes 2016: Midnight Screenings.

IMDb: Cannes 2016: Latest trailers.
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2016: In Retrospect:

The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival ran from 11 to 22 May 2016.

George Miller served as President of the jury for the main competition.

French actor Laurent Lafitte was the host for the opening and closing ceremonies.

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2016. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
11.
It's Only the End of the World (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying. (97 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
12.
American Honey (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
13.
Divines (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A street teenager from a dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down. (105 mins.)
Director: Houda Benyamina
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
14.
Dheepan (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
“ [2015]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes 2015: Award Winners - by IMDb-Editors.
IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2015.

Honorary Palme d'Or Recipient: Agnès Varda | Director | France. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
15.
Son of Saul (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son. (107 mins.)
Director: Nemes László
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
16.
The Lobster (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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.)
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
17.
Land and Shade (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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.)
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
18.
Winter Sleep (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he... (196 mins.)
“ [2014]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2014.

Wikipedia | 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Wikipedia | 2014 Cannes Film Festival: In Competition. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
19.
The Wonders (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family. (110 mins.)
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
20.
Mommy (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
“ 'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
21.
Goodbye to Language (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
“ 'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
22.
Party Girl (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An aging nightclub hostess decides to settle down and get married. (96 mins.)
“ Un Certain Regard: Ensemble Prize & Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
23.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
“ [2013]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2013.

Wikipedia | 2013 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
24.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. (104 mins.)
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
25.
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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.)
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
26.
Ilo Ilo (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino nursemaid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region. (99 mins.)
Director: Anthony Chen
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
27.
Amour (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ [2012]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2012.

Wikipedia | 2012 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
28.
Reality (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. (116 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
29.
The Angels' Share (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
30.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
31.
The Tree of Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. (139 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ [2011]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes 2011.
IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2011.

Honorary Palme d'Or Recipient: Bernardo Bertolucci | Director | Italy.

Wikipedia | 2011 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
32.
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends. (84 mins.)
“ 'Joint' Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
33.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes. (157 mins.)
“ 'Joint' Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
34.
Polisse (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects. (127 mins.)
Director: Maïwenn
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
35.
Las Acacias (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Rubén is a lonely truck driver who has been taking the motorway from Asunción, Paraguay to Buenos Aires... (82 mins.)
Director: Pablo Giorgelli
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
36.
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm. (114 mins.)
“ [2010]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: IMDb Cannes 2010.
IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2010.

Wikipedia | 2010 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
37.
Of Gods and Men (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay. (122 mins.)
Director: Xavier Beauvois
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
38.
A Screaming Man (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel... (92 mins.)
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
39.
Leap Year (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film).

*Please note: In (2010), a new section entitled; Cannes Short Film, has grouped the Short Film Competition and the Short Film Corner in a complimentary dynamic that aims to offer an overall view on the worldwide production of shorts. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
40.
The White Ribbon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible? (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ [2009]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2009.

Honorary Palme d'Or Recipient: Clint Eastwood | Actor/Director | United States.

Wikipedia | 2009 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
41.
A Prophet (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young Arab man is sent to a French prison. (155 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
42.
Thirst (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ 'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
43.
Fish Tank (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend. (123 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
“ 'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
44.
Samson & Delilah (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy... (100 mins.)
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
45.
The Class (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. (128 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
“ [2008]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2008.

Honorary Palme d'Or Recipient: Manoel de Oliveira | Director | Portugal.

Wikipedia | 2008 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
46.
Gomorrah (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. (137 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
47.
Il Divo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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.)
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
48.
Hunger (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike. (96 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
49.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. (113 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
“ [2007]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2007.

Wikipedia | 2007 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
50.
The Mourning Forest (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A care-giver at a small retirement home takes one of her patients for a drive to the country, but the two wind up stranded in a forest where they embark on an exhausting and enlightening two-day journey. (97 mins.)
Director: Naomi Kawase
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
51.
Persepolis (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
“ 'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
52.
Silent Light (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
“ 'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
53.
Meduzot (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living... (78 mins.)
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film).

*Please note: In (2007), to celebrate 60 years of the Festival de Cannes, 33 of the world's greatest directors were invited to take part in the anniversary film, Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence (To Each His Own Cinema) (2007), each shooting a 3-minute short film about the rooms in which films are projected in cinemas. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
54.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ [2006]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2006.

Wikipedia | 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

The documentary film Chambre 666 (Room 666) (1982) by Wim Wenders, filmed during the running of the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, was later screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. The principal question put forward to the directors interviewed was, "Is cinema a language about to get lost, an art about to die?" ” - Dr-Faustus
 
55.
Flanders (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Bruno Dumont follows up the controversial Twentynine Palms with this tale of a group of young soldiers who go off to war and experience some life-changing events. Flandres won the Grand Prix Prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. (91 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
56.
Red Road (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
57.
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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.)
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
58.
L'enfant (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son. (95 mins.)
“ [2005]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2005.

Wikipedia | 2005 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
59.
Broken Flowers (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers. (106 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
60.
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
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
61.
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life. (91 mins.)
Director: Miranda July
“ 'Joint' Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
62.
“ 'Joint' Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
63.
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
“ [2004]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2004.

Wikipedia | 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

*Please note: 'Fahrenheit 9/11' was the first documentary to win the Palme d'Or since Le monde du silence (The Silent World) (1956). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
64.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
65.
Tropical Malady (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A romance between a soldier and a country boy, wrapped around a Thai folk-tale involving a shaman with shape-shifting abilities. (118 mins.)
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
66.
Or (My Treasure) (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film).

*Please note: Important heritage films, which used to be screened as thematic retrospectives, have, since (2004), been presented at Cannes Classics, a selection that presents restored copies, tributes to film-making and documentaries about cinema. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
67.
Elephant (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ [2003]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2003.

Wikipedia | 2003 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
68.
Distant (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit. (110 mins.)
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
69.
At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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.)
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
70.
Reconstruction (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
71.
The Pianist (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ [2002]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2002.

Wikipedia | 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

*Please note: In 2002 the festival began to sporadically award a non-competitive Honorary Palme d'Or to directors who had achieved a notable body of work but who had never won a competitive Palme d'Or. American director Woody Allen was the inaugural recipient while pioneering French filmmaker Agnès Varda was the first woman to receive the award in 2015. In 2016 Jean-Pierre Léaud became the first person to be awarded solely for acting.

Honorary Palme d'Or Recipients:

2002 | Woody Allen | Director | United States

2008 | Manoel de Oliveira | Director | Portugal

2009 | Clint Eastwood | Actor/Director | United States

2011 | Bernardo Bertolucci | Director | Italy

2015 | Agnès Varda | Director | France

2016 | Jean-Pierre Léaud | Actor | France ” - Dr-Faustus
 
72.
The Man Without a Past (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki... (97 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
73.
Divine Intervention (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Separated by a checkpoint, Palestinian lovers from Jerusalem and Ramallah arrange clandestine meetings. (92 mins.)
Director: Elia Suleiman
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
74.
Seaside (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
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.)
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
75.
The Son's Room (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident. (99 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
“ [2001]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2001.

Wikipedia | 2001 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
76.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
77.
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
78.
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film. (140 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ [2000]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 2000.

Wikipedia | 2000 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
79.
Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town... (139 mins.)
Director: Wen Jiang
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
80.
Blackboards (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran... (88 mins.)
“ 'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
81.
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ 'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
82.
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.)
“ 'Joint' Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
83.
A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Young Iranian Kurds (brothers and sisters) try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill. (80 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
“ 'Joint' Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
84.
Rosetta (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job. (95 mins.)
“ [1999]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 1999.

Wikipedia | 1999 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
85.
Humanité (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers. (148 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
86.
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.)
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
87.
Marana Simhasanam (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
(61 mins.)
Director: Murali Nair
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
88.
Eternity and a Day (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home. (137 mins.)
“ [1998]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 1998.

Wikipedia | 1998 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
89.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
90.
Class Trip (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
“ 'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
91.
The Celebration (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
“ 'Joint' Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
92.
Slam (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film).

*Please note: In (1998), Gilles Jacob created the Cinéfondation, a selection for short and medium-length films produced by film schools around the world. This entity grew in 2000 with the opening of the Résidence, a place where young directors can come to work and complete their screenplays. It expanded further in (2005) with the creation of the Atelier which helps some twenty directors to secure funding for their films each year. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
93.
Taste of Cherry (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide. (95 mins.)
“ [1997]: 'Joint' Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 1997.

Wikipedia | 1997 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
94.
The Eel (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A businessman kills his adulterous wife and is sent to prison. After the release, he opens a barbershop and meets new people, talking almost to no one except an eel he befriended while in prison. (117 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
“ 'Joint' Palme d'Or winner (Best Film). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
95.
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems. (112 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
96.
Western (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
“ Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
97.
Suzaku (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Depicts the dissolution of a small family in a remote Japanese timber village. (95 mins.)
Director: Naomi Kawase
“ Camera d'Or (Best First Feature Film).

*Please note: In (1997), on the 50th anniversary of the Festival de Cannes, the world's greatest directors came together on stage to award the Palme des Palmes to Ingmar Bergman.

As of today, the only other directors that belong to the much-envied circle of "Double Palmes" are: Francis Ford Coppola, Shôhei Imamura, Bille August, Emir Kusturica and the Dardenne brothers; Luc and Jean-Pierre. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
98.
Secrets & Lies (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed. (136 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
“ [1996]: Palme d'Or winner (Best Film).

IMDb: Cannes | Awards for 1996.

Wikipedia | 1996 Cannes Film Festival. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
99.
Breaking the Waves (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another. (159 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ Grand Prix (Runner-up). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
100.
Crash (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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.)
“ Special Jury Prize (Third Prize). ” - Dr-Faustus