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Cannes - Palme d'Or

The Cannes Film Festival is the world's most prestigious film festival, first held in 1946 in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France. Since then, it has been held annually in May with a few exceptions. Given massive media exposure, the non-public 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 at Cannes is the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) for the best film, sometimes shared by multiple films in one year. Below are the past winners of this most cherished trophy. Right: Michael Moore gets his for Fahrenheit 9/11.

The Leopard (1963)

8.1/10
Director: Luchino Visconti
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale

AKA 'Il Gattopardo'. This magnificent spectacle, and one of the finest 'scope' movies ever made, is set in 1860 Sicily and focuses on an aristocrat wh... Read more

The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) (Blu-Ray) (1963)

8.1/10
Director: Luchino Visconti
Starring: Alain Delon, Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale

As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes un... Read more

The Lost Weekend (1945)

8/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Ray Milland, Phillip Terry, Jane Wyman

Billy Wilder's Oscar-winning social drama stars Ray Milland as an alcoholic writer who falls into a maelstrom of delusion and dementia and winds up in... Read more

The Lost Weekend (Blu-ray) (1945)

7.9/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Ray Milland, Phillip Terry, Jane Wyman

Billy Wilder's Oscar-winning social drama stars Ray Milland as an alcoholic writer who falls into a maelstrom of delusion and dementia and winds up in... Read more

The Mission (1986)

7.5/10
Director: Roland Joffe
Starring: Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson, Ray McAnally, Robert De N...

A Jesuit mission in the jungles of Brazil is threatened by greedy merchants and political factions within the church itself, in the late 18th century.... Read more

The Pianist (2002)

8.5/10
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Roman Polanski directs this award-winning testament to the power of the human spirit, based on the true-life story... Read more

The Piano (1993)

7.6/10
Director: Jane Campion
Starring: Anna Paquin, Genevieve Lemon, Harvey Keitel, Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Kerry Walk...

Ada (Holly Hunter), her nine-year-old daughter (Anna Paquin) and her piano arrive to an arranged marriage in nineteenth century New Zealand in this Pa... Read more

The Piano ( Blu-ray ) (1993)

7.6/10
Director: Jane Campion
Starring: Anna Paquin, Genevieve Lemon, Harvey Keitel, Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Kerry Walk...

Ada (Holly Hunter), her nine-year-old daughter (Anna Paquin) and her piano arrive to an arranged marriage in nineteenth century New Zealand in this Pa... Read more

The Son's Room (2001)

7.4/10
Director: Nanni Moretti
Starring: Laura Morante, Nanni Moretti

This critically acclaimed family drama from director Nanni Moretti ('Caro Diario') won the Palme d'Or (Best Film) at Cannes. The film looks at how a c... Read more

The Square (2017)

7.3/10
Director: Ruben Östlund
Starring: Dominic West, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary, Claes Bang, Annica Liljeblad, Christ...

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good cau... Read more