Palme d'Or  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Related e



Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Palme d'Or ("Golden Palm") is the highest prize given to a competing film at the Cannes Film Festival. It was introduced in 1955 by the organizing committee. From 1902 to 1954, the highest accolade had been called the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film.

The Palme d'Or was not awarded from 1964 to 1974; it was replaced by the Grand Prix.


Grand Prix du Festival International du Film (1939-54)

Year Film Director
1939 Union Pacific Cecil B. DeMille
1946 Torment (Hets) Alf Sjöberg
The Lost Weekend Billy Wilder
Red Meadows (De røde enge) Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen
Lowly City (Neecha Nagar) Chetan Anand
Brief Encounter David Lean
Portrait of Maria (María Candelaria) Emilio Fernández
The Turning Point (Великий перелом, Velikiy perelom) Fridrikh Markovitch Ermler
La symphonie pastorale Jean Delannoy
The Last Chance (Die Letzte Chance) Leopold Lintberg
Men Without Wings (Muži bez křídel) František Čáp
Rome, Open City (Roma, città aperta) Roberto Rossellini
1947 not awarded
1948 not held
1949 The Third Man Carol Reed
1950 not held
1951 Miss Julie (Fröken Julie) Alf Sjöberg
Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano) Vittorio De Sica
1952 The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice Orson Welles
Two Cents Worth of Hope (Due soldi di speranza) Renato Castellani
1953 The Wages of Fear (Le salaire de la peur) Henri-Georges Clouzot
1954 Gate of Hell (地獄門, Jigokumon) Teinosuke Kinugasa

Palme d'Or (1955-1963)

Year Film Director
1955 Marty Delbert Mann
1956 The Silent World (Le monde du silence) Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle
1957 Friendly Persuasion William Wyler
1958 The Cranes Are Flying (Летят журавли, Letyat zhuravli) Mikhail Kalatozov
1959 Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) Marcel Camus
1960 La dolce vita Federico Fellini
1961 The Long Absence (Une aussi longue absence) Henri Colpi
Viridiana Luis Buñuel
1962 Keeper of Promises (O Pagador de Promessas) Anselmo Duarte
1963 The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) Luchino Visconti

Grand Prix du Festival International du Film (1964-1974)

Year Film Director
1964 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) Jacques Demy
1965 The Knack ...and How to Get It Richard Lester
1966 A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme) Claude Lelouch
The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (Signore and signori) Pietro Germi
1967 Blowup Michelangelo Antonioni
1968 canceled due to events of May 1968
1969 If.... Lindsay Anderson
1970 M*A*S*H Robert Altman
1971 The Go-Between Joseph Losey
1972 The Working Class Goes to Heaven (La classe operaia va in paradiso) Elio Petri
The Mattei Affair (Il Caso Mattei) Francesco Rosi
1973 The Hireling Alan Bridges
Scarecrow Jerry Schatzberg
1974 The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola

Palme d'Or (1975-present)

1975 Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Chronique des années de braise) Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
1976 Taxi Driver Martin Scorsese
1977 Padre Padrone Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani
1978 The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'Albero degli zoccoli) Ermanno Olmi
1979 Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) Volker Schlöndorff
1980 All That Jazz Bob Fosse
Kagemusha (影武者) Akira Kurosawa
1981 Man of Iron (Człowiek z żelaza) Andrzej Wajda
1982 Missing Costa-Gavras
Yol Yilmaz Güney
1983 The Ballad of Narayama (楢山節考, Narayama bushiko) Shohei Imamura
1984 Paris, Texas Wim Wenders
1985 When Father Was Away on Business (Otac na službenom putu) Emir Kusturica
1986 The Mission Roland Joffé
1987 Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan) Maurice Pialat
1988 Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle erobreren) Bille August
1989 sex, lies, and videotape Steven Soderbergh
1990 Wild at Heart David Lynch
1991 Barton Fink Joel and Ethan Coen
1992 The Best Intentions (Den goda viljan) Bille August
1993 Farewell My Concubine (霸王別姬, Bàwáng Bié Jī) Chen Kaige
The Piano Jane Campion
1994 Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino
1995 Underground (Подземље, Podzemlje) Emir Kusturica
1996 Secrets & Lies Mike Leigh
1997 Taste of Cherry (طعم گيلاس, Ta'm-e gilass) Abbas Kiarostami
The Eel (うなぎ, Unagi) Shohei Imamura
1998 Eternity and a Day (Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα, Mia aioniotita kai mia mera) Theo Angelopoulos
1999 Rosetta Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
2000 Dancer in the Dark Lars von Trier
2001 The Son's Room (La stanza del figlio) Nanni Moretti
2002 The Pianist Roman Polanski
2003 Elephant Gus Van Sant
2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 Michael Moore
2005 The Child (L'Enfant) Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
2006 The Wind That Shakes the Barley Ken Loach
2007 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile) Cristian Mungiu
2008 The Class (Entre les murs) Laurent Cantet

Repeated winners


The festival is sometimes criticized for eurocentrism. Specifically, the film festival is designed to be an international film festival, but almost all Golden Palm winners are from the United States or Europe.

Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Palme d'Or" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on original research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools