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 Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006)

Director: Ken Loach
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald, Mary Riordan,...

Ken Loach takes on the Irish-English conflict through a story of two brothers who wind up on differing sides of a philosophical divide after joining i... Read more

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Starring: Thanapat Saisaymar

As elderly Uncle Boonmee (Thanapat Saisaymar) retreats to his deathbed for his last days of living, he enters a rhapsodic state of mind that brings fo... Read more

Underground (1995)

Director: Emir Kusturica
Starring: Miki Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic

This Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival centres on Marko (Miki Manojlovic) and Blacky's (Lazar Ristovski) exploits through the war years to... Read more

Viridiana (1961)

Director: Luis Bunuel
Starring: Francisco Rabal, Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey

A powerful psychological study of a novice nun (Silvia Pinal) who loses her innocence when forced by her Mother Superior to visit nasty uncle Fernando... Read more

When Father Was Away on Business (1985)

Director: Emir Kusturica
Starring: Moreno D'e Bartolli, Miki Manojlovic

Celebrated Balkan filmmaker Emir Kusturica won his first Palme d'Or, the Cannes Film Festival's highest honour, for this exuberant portrait of 1950s Y... Read more

Wild at Heart (1990)

Director: David Lynch
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Crispin Glover, Isabella Ros...

If Lula (Laura Dern) knows one thing in this world, it's that she's destined to be with her ex-con boyfriend Sailor (Nicolas Cage) - no matter how man... Read more

Wild at Heart ( Blu-ray ) (1990)

Director: David Lynch
Starring: Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd, Harry Dean Stanton, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern,...

If Lula (Laura Dern) knows one thing in this world, it's that she's destined to be with her ex-con boyfriend Sailor (Nicolas Cage) - no matter how man... Read more

Winter Sleep (2014)

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Starring: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozen, Demet Akbag

Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla wh... Read more